West Virginia man accused of impersonating US marshal

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man faces charges accusing him of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

The Journal reports 61-year-old George Charles Gosk of Hedgesville was arraigned in Berkeley County Magistrate Court last week on misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer, impersonation of a law enforcement officer and fingerprint refusal.

According to court records, a sheriff’s deputy says several people who were at local businesses told him Gosk had identified himself to them as a U.S. marshal. A sheriff’s deputy later arrested Gosk in a Walmart parking lot in Spring Mills.

Gosk is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail on $12,000 bond. It wasn’t known whether Gosk had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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