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SK man allegedly poses as cop

A 54-year-old South Kitsap man was arrested last week for allegedly trying to pick up two teen-age girls in his car near the Blockbuster Video store on Mile Hill Drive by telling them he was an undercover cop.

Terry Jay Jackson — who told Judge Russell Hartman he goes by “Angel” — pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal impersonation and luring a minor in Kitsap County Superior Court Monday.

According to the report filed by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s office, Jackson was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, after the victims — both 14 — ran home and told their mother the suspect had approached them in his car.

According to the victims, Jackson pulled up to the girls earlier that afternoon in a white Camaro as they were walking near the corner of Mile Hill Drive and Whittier Avenue. He told them he was a police officer and that it was unsafe for them to be walking there.

The teens said Jackson then told them to get in the car and they ran away.

A third victim told the deputy that Jackson had also entered the video store, stating he was an undercover cop and was there to take care of any problems, then left.

Jackson was later pulled over while driving his car and detained. All three victims identified him as the suspect, and he was booked into Kitsap County Jail.

Hartman reduced Jackson’s $50,000 bail to $25,000. If convicted, Jackson faces a maximum of five years in prison, and a $10,000 fine. His trial is set for Nov. 3, with an omnibus hearing on Oct. 29.

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