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AMERICAN FORK — Police arrested an American Fork man over the weekend who they say tried to impersonate a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.
On Saturday, American Fork police responded to a house near 100 West and 100 North about 5:15 p.m. after Nathan Powell, 37, was spotted inside someone else's car, according to a police affidavit filed in 4th District Court. When the car owner confronted Powell, he got out of the vehicle while holding items that were inside the car and said he was an ICE agent, the affidavit states.
When police arrived, Powell twice identified himself as an ICE agent before admitting he was lying, according to the report. Officers also noted that Powell was carrying a laptop at the time of his arrest which he didn't get from the vehicle, but he refused to say where it came from.
Police described Powell as "extremely intoxicated." He was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of vehicle burglary, theft, impersonating an officer, possession of stolen property and intoxication.
Utah state court records show Powell has a history of alcohol-related arrests dating back over 15 years, as well as convictions for assault and disorderly conduct.