Man arrested for impersonating state trooper

Man arrested for impersonating state trooper
James Keirstead

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Grant County man turned himself in Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of impersonating an Indiana State Trooper.

The investigation by Trooper Nate Adams began in February when 44-year-old James Keirstead caused a disturbance at a Pizza Hut in Madison, Indiana.

During the disturbance, Keirstead told employees of the restaurant that he was a state trooper, police said.

Employees reported him after they had additional contact with him when he complained about service and threatened to charge them with various offenses.

Keirstead was located at a residence and was interviewed.

At the conclusion of the investigation, police issued a warrant for him on a charge of impersonation of a public servant.

Keirstead is being held at the Jefferson County Jail.

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