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Trooper impersonation, false statement charges dropped against Uniontown man |

Trooper impersonation, false statement charges dropped against Uniontown man

| Friday, July 23, 2010 12:00 a.m

Two charges have been withdrawn against a Uniontown man who was charged with impersonating a state trooper.

Charges of impersonating a public servant and written false statements were withdrawn against Anthony Paul Odroneic, 24, of 124 S. Beeson Ave., who had a preliminary hearing scheduled Thursday.

Odroneic was accused of following constables Albert “Rocky” Younkin and Hubert Coleman on March 5. As the constables approached a stop sign in Connellsville, they noticed a car following them at a high rate of speed, according to the criminal complaint filed by Trooper M.M. McMurray III.

Odroneic got out of his car and began yelling at the constables, the complaint states.

“I’m a state trooper, and I’m tired of you constables doing whatever you want,” Odroneic allegedly told them while pointing to a state police baseball cap on his head.

Odroneic claimed Younkin would receive two citations for motor-vehicle violations.

The constables reported Odroneic’s car and license plate number to state police, who interviewed him later that day. Odroneic denied identifying himself as a trooper or police officer, McMurray said.

Odroneic has served a one-year probationary sentence for convictions of impersonating a police officer and harassment.

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