Officers arrested a man accused of impersonating an officer a forging credentials to get on the Naval Weapon Station near Charleston. U.S. Attorney William Nettles announced the arrest of 55-year-old Harry Lewis from Ladson, near Summerville, for impersonating an officer at the Naval Weapon Station and for possessing a firearm with the intent to commit a crime.
A federal court report states that Lewis was working for SPAWAR as a subcontractor on the Naval Weapon Station, but was terminated. That’s when he allegedly made a false identification card to pose as an officer. In a press release, Nettles’ office says Lewis gained entrance to a secure building and asked to speak to a certain individual regarding his termination. When asked to leave, Lewis reportedly said to that individual it was not the last that person would see of him. After police found the items Lewis used to impersonate an officer, he was arrested later that day in his home. Lewis was sentenced to 73 days, followed by three years of supervised release.