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UPDATE: Details on Opelousas man arrested again for impersonating police

Posted at 7:45 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-30 20:49:13-05

A former St. Landry deputy arrested in August for impersonating an officer has been arrested again.

Ryan Scott McCauley, 27, of Opelousas, was booked with false personation of a peace officer last week. He has since posted $2,500 bond and been released.

Ryan McCauley
Courtesy of St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Spanish Moss Lane in Opelousas for a domestic disturbance last week, Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said.  When deputies arrived, McCauley allegedly informed the officers that he was a Church Point Police Officer and he knew the law.

McCauley advised the deputies that he would relay any information to his wife from the deputies and that they were having a verbal dispute.  McCauley also told the deputies that his wife had locked him out of the bedroom with no authority to do so because he owned everything in the house.

After the domestic complaint was investigated and completed, McCauley was asked to provide his credentials but could not produce any.  Deputies then stopped questioning McCauley and advised him of his Miranda Rights.

The Church Point Police Department was contacted and they informed the deputies that McCauley was not an officer and although he had applied to be one, he had missed his pre-employment evaluation.  The application was now being declined due to him allegedly claiming that he was a current police officer for the Church Point Police Department.

“This is not McCauley’s first arrest for false impersonation of a police officer.  In August of 2018, McCauley was arrested for the same charge and was released on bond,” the sheriff said.

In August, deputies said McCauley was arrested after he falsely portrayed himself as a St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputy to a law enforcement officer in Lafayette parish.

Detectives with the department said in August that McCauley was recorded allegedly telling a deputy that he was employed with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office and that he had proof of his employment. McCauley allegedly then produced a photo of his commission card on his phone for the deputy. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department says that McCauley has not been employed with the department since March 23, 2018.

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