A Lexington man has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he impersonated an officer.
Shawn Richter Lindon, who was arrested Saturday by Lexington police, appeared in Fayette District Court Thursday for an arraignment.
Lindon, 59, is charged with impersonating a peace officer, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
A police report says that on July 14, Lindon approached a neighbor who lives behind him and spoke to the neighbor about a barking dog. Lindon pulled out a gold shield with the words "special investigator" on it and said he was a detective, according to the report filed in district court. He told the neighbor to put the dog inside the house or he would take the neighbor to court, the report said.
Lindon is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 13 for a preliminary hearing.