Dothan Police Make Arrest for Impersonating a Police Officer

On January 4th 2018 Dothan Police responded to the 2800 block of Fortner St. to a medical emergency. While on the scene 37 year old Scotty Earl Lingo identified himself to officers and emergency personnel as an auxiliary police officer from Headland Alabama. Lingo was in possession of a Headland Police Department Auxiliary Identification Card.

Further investigation revealed that Lingo was in possession of a handgun for which he was using the police identification as his permit. Officers confirmed through the Headland Police Department that Lingo has not been an auxiliary officer with their department since January 2015.

Lingo was arrested on scene for a Domestic Violence warrant with the City of Dothan and Impersonating a Police Officer. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.