Man arrested after impersonating officer, stealing medications

Published 9:23 am Thursday, September 22, 2022

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A man pretending to be a sheriff’s detective ran away with a victim’s medication before being caught last week.

On Sept. 7 at 8:07 p.m., Davie Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Dutchman’s Trail in Mocksville,  to a reported larceny.  The victim reported a young male came to the door and knocked, and the male stated he worked for the sheriff’s office and was a detective. “The male stated that he needed to verify the name on the victim’s medicine bottle and the male took the medicine bottle and ran off,” said Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs.

Then, real deputies began to circulate the area and located video footage from a local business. The suspect was identified as Kolby Ryan Lowe, 19, of Advance. Lowe was charged with 1 count 1st degree burglary, and 1 count of possession of schedule IV and 1 count misdemeanor impersonating an officer.

A second suspect was identified to be with Lowe during the larceny. Jason Caleb Wishon, 20, of Mocksville, was charged with 1 count felony conspiracy, 1 count felony aid and abet, and 1 count misdemeanor aid and abet.

Lowe was placed in Davie County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. Lowe has a court date of Sept. 22, in Davie District Court. Wishon was arrested by Forsyth County Sheriff Office and placed under a $25,000 secured bond. Wishon has a court date of Oct. 20, in Davie District Court.