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January 25, 2014

Details on alleged marshal impersonation released

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A man posing as a U.S. marshal in an attempt to retrieve his vehicle, impounded during a DWI investigation, was arrested after reportedly making the claim to a real U.S. marshal.

According to information from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, a Parker County sheriff’s deputy responded to the location of a towing company in the 1500 block of Ranger Highway on Jan. 18 and met 67-year-old Victor Barry Caster, who arrived at the location by taxi.

Weatherford police reported that Caster had identified himself as a U.S. marshal to an employee of a towing company while attempting to get possession of his vehicle, which had been impounded by a Texas Highway Patrol trooper on a possible DWI arrest. The towing company employees had also observed several firearms in the vehicle.

After identifying himself as a deputy, the responding law enforcement officer told Caster that it had been reported that Caster was identifying himself as a U.S. marshal with a badge, according to the officer’s statement.

Caster reportedly told the deputy that he had retired as a U.S. Marshal in Washington, D.C., and handed him a badge located in a badge case that he had been wearing in his pocket.

The badge appeared to belong to the U.S. Marshals Service, the deputy wrote.

However, the case did not contain any identification cards identifying Caster, and Caster told the deputy that he had left them at home, according to the deputy’s account.

The deputy – who is also commissioned by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Parker County Deputy Danie Huffman – then made a call to the U.S. Marshals Office in Fort Worth.

While he was on the phone, a Weatherford police officer informed the deputy that Caster had admitted to lying about being a retired U.S. marshal, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Caster was arrested that afternoon and charged with impersonation of a public servant, a third-degree felony. He was released Monday on $10,000 bond.

Online resumés for Caster state that he has worked for more than 35 years as an information technology professional.

The Democrat left a message for Caster on his listed cell phone number but was unable to reach him Friday.

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