Terre Haute man accused of impersonating police officer to stand trial

   A Terre Haute man has been ordered to stand trial in Edgar County, Illinois, on two felony and one misdemeanor counts of impersonating a police officer. 41 year-old Justin Hefner entered a not guilty plea. Hefner was arrested last February after sheriff’s deputies said he told them he was a federal agent and sought their help in making arrests. He was wearing body armor at the time and carrying a private security officers’ badge and a gun that turned out to be a BB gun. An AR-15 with a bump stock and numerous rounds of ammunition were found in his vehicle. Circuit Judge Steven Garst found probable cause for Hefner to stand trial on Monday. A pre-trial conference was scheduled for February 7th. Hefner remains in the Edgar County Jail on $20,000 bond.