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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 29, 2018

Central Wisconsin Man Charged with Impersonating Federal Officer in Knox County, Ill.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Trial has been scheduled on Aug. 27, 2018, for a Central Wisconsin man charged with impersonating a U.S. Marshal. Jared Keith Fulk, 20, last known address Milladore, Wis., was arraigned on June 26, in federal court in Rock Island.

The indictment, returned on June 20, alleges that on May 16, 2018, Fulk impersonated a federal officer by representing himself as a U.S. Marshal to an individual.

Fulk has remained in law enforcement custody since he was arrested on May 16, by the Galesburg Police Department. Fulk waived a federal detention hearing and will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.

If convicted of impersonating an officer of the U.S. government, Fulk faces up to three years in prison.

The charge is the result of investigation by the Galesburg Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin C. Knight is prosecuting the case.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Updated June 29, 2018