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Zion man arrested for impersonating a police officer while trying to buy a gun

Marquise C. Lewis, 21, of Zion

A Zion man is facing felony charges after authorities say he tried to buy a gun at a gun store while impersonating a police officer.

Marquise C. Lewis, 21, of the 2700 block of Hebron Avenue in Zion, was arrested and charged with false personation of a peace officer, which is a class 4 felony.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was called at 6:15 p.m. Monday to 5 Star Firearms, 41666 North Sheridan Road in unincorporated Zion, for a suspicious circumstance report.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that employees called police after Lewis came into their store to try to buy a gun and identified himself as a police officer. He showed the employees a police badge but they became suspicious and called the police, Covelli said.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and confirmed¬†Lewis was not a police officer. He was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail.

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Lewis appeared in court Tuesday morning and has since been released on a $25,000 recognizance bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on July 11.


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