NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A man accused of pretending to be a policeman in Norfolk is already a convicted felon.
Kyle Adams detained a 33-year-old man and 30-year-old woman Tuesday evening on Shore Drive telling them he was an officer and needed to search them, authorities said. The couple told officials Adams was carrying a gun.
He was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with two counts of impersonating a police officer, two counts of abduction and two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, the release stated. He had robbed them around 7:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of Shore.
Since Adams’ arrest, WAVY.com has learned that before he allegedly faked to be cop Adams, 27, headed the Republican party in Hampton from 2008 to 2010. But he’s not associated with the party anymore as he can no longer vote.
That’s because he made an Alford plea on embezzlement charges last year, according to authorities. Adams, who worked as an aide to former Hampton city council member Chris Stuart, was charged with stealing $1,100 from Stuart’s business – Top Guard Security.
Adams, from Newport News, is also a defendant in a $5 million defamation lawsuit filed by a Virginia Beach delegate. Scott Taylor told 10 On Your Sid that the lawsuit is about making sure there is justice for harming his reputation while he ran for office against Gary Byler.
Taylor said Adams is one of five who spread rumors that he had a sexual relationship with a prostitute and used illegal drugs.
Adams is currently held in the Newport News City Jail, according to city officials.