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Man charged with impersonating police officer

Staff report
A former China Grove police officer has been charged with impersonating a police officer.
Edward Adam Hudson, 28, of 167 Moosewood Drive, China Grove, was charged Wednesday by Rowan Deputy R.A. Amerson.
According to information contained in a warrant, Amerson responded to a call at Hudson’s residence April 2, where Hudson reported that someone had shot his dog.
Amerson said that while he was filling out the report on his computer, Hudson told him five times that he was a reserve officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Amerson subsequently checked with the police department and was advised that Hudson had never been employed there.
Hudson was employed with the China Grove Police Department until 2005, according to Chief Hodge Coffield.
His bond was set at $2,500. He has a May 29 court date.

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