Former Constable Suspected Of Impersonating An Officer

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A former county constable was arrested Friday after deputies say he impersonated a law enforcement officer.

Tommy Clowers, of 3911 Luvene Dr. in Springdale, faces a felony charge of impersonating a law enforcement officer and a misdemeanor charge of misuse of police lights. He was booked into the Benton County Jail, where he is awaiting a bond hearing.

Clowers was a Washington County constable for 14 years, before he lost his 2012 election. He was also an officer at XNA Airport, according to a Sheriff's Office report.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office received a complaint Jan. 18 that Clowers had stopped a citizen while impersonating an officer. The citizen told deputies a man stopped him with emergency lights and was wearing a jacket with a sewn-on badge, according to the Sheriff's Office.

When the citizen asked Clowers for identification, Clowers could not produce it and left, according to a statement from the Benton County Sheriff's Office.