U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Tennessee
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December 21, 2015

South Carolina Man Indicted for Impersonating FBI Officer in West Tennessee

JACKSON, TN—A South Carolina man who impersonated an FBI agent and unlawfully possessed a firearm at a hotel in West Tennessee has been indicted. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the indictment today.

According to the indictment, on November 23, 2015, Steven Darnell Lancaster, 45, of Gaston, South Carolina, falsely claimed to be a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) while at a hotel in Jackson, Tennessee. Lancaster, a felon, allegedly had a Glock .40 caliber pistol and false FBI credentials in his possession during the time frame he committed the impersonation.

Lancaster has been charged with one count of impersonating a federal officer and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

This case is being investigated by the FBI and Jackson Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor L. Ivy is prosecuting this case on the government’s behalf.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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