COVINGTON, LA (WAFB) - The State Attorney General's Office is on this case; probably because it involves a guy allegedly pretending to be a cop to convince a law officer to let him escape with his alleged kidnap victim.
This incident happened in August of 2014. The AG's Office says Richard Reed was seen in video surveillance groping a woman who was drunk at a Covington restaurant bar.
The St. Tammany Grand Jury indicted 66-year-old Reed of Covington for allegedly forcing the woman to leave the bar against her will. Police eventually stopped their car and tried to take custody of the woman.
The officer said at that point, Reed claimed he was a police officer and that this incident didn't need to be reported. The officer said Reed starting threatening him if he didn't let Reed take the still-intoxicated woman in his own custody, there'd be trouble.
Reed's arraignment date has not yet been set for lodging against him the charges of sexual battery, second-degree kidnapping, impeding a witness and public intimidation.