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Police Impersonator Sought

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 20, 2014

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Media line:  425-359-9323 

Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are looking for 24 year-old Antonio L. Codute-Farrison who has a history of impersonating police and is believed to be in possession of various law enforcement gear, including weapons, a Taser, handcuffs, and ballistic vests.  The Sheriff’s Office has probable cause to arrest Codute-Farrison for criminal impersonation of a police officer and illegal possession of firearms (in violation of a court order). Police are concerned that Codute-Farrison may pose a risk to the public, given his history of posing as a member of law enforcement. 

On Saturday, February 15, Codute-Farrison attended a gun show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.  When asked by security if he was armed, he allegedly confirmed that he was, but that he was an undercover detective with Washington State Patrol and displayed what appeared to be an authentic badge.  Codute-Farrison was driving a retired Sheriff’s Office Ford Expedition which is equipped with lights and siren. 

Codute-Farrison is a 6’ tall black male and weighs approximately 180 pounds.

Anyone who may have information about Codute-Farrison or his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 425-388-3845.  Additionally, detectives would like to speak to anyone who may have been stopped by Codute-Farrsion while he was posing as a police officer.