Registered sex offender accused of impersonating officer for third time

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer for a third time is in the Orange County Jail on Friday, according to officials.

This time, officials said Jeremy Dewitte, 39, faces charges out of Osceola County.

Details of Dewitte's arrest were not immediately available.

Dewitte has a bail of $1,000, but he has four holds on his case.


Dewitte was accused of impersonating an officer late last month in Orange County, according to records.

Last month, Dewitte was arrested for an incident in Windermere, where officials said had a police badge on his shirt and was wearing a bullet-resistant vest and a helmet with a police-like badge on it while he worked at a funeral procession.

Police said he was also wearing a fully equipped belt containing a BB gun that resembled a real gun, pepper spray, a baton, handcuffs, pocketknives and a two-way radio.

Police said Dewitte is a registered sex offender and is not allowed to carry a firearm.

The Department of Corrections has records of Dewitte's 2001 conviction for a similar charge of impersonating an officer, along with records of a 2005 sex offense of lewd acts with a minor under the age of 15.

According to a 2018 affidavit, a woman accused him of impersonating an officer after he allegedly told her on a date that he "needed to put his gun in his Metro State company car" and that he was "working with local law enforcement."

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