Emerson arrests man who held 6 while impersonating agent
by Jessica Loeding
Aug 17, 2014 | 3982 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man who allegedly held six people on the ground for hours faces charges through Emerson after police say he impersonated a police officer and searched the victims.

Randy Keith Boutin, 48, met two women outside an Emerson store Aug. 7 about 10:15 p.m., according to Emerson Police Department Lt. Kyle Teems, and agreed to pay one of the women in return for sexual acts.

The women got into the truck with Boutin and went to a Second Street residence, where one of the women lived. At that time, the women entered the house and Boutin may have become angry that he had lost his $15.

Teems said at that time, Boutin “represented himself as a [Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force] officer” and forced the six victims to the ground outside the residence.

During the two hours or so he held them on the ground, Boutin searched the victims, according to Teems, but did not display a weapon.

Emerson police arrested Boutin Thursday and charged him with sexual battery, six counts of kidnapping, three counts of robbery and impersonating a public officer or employee.

Teems explained the kidnapping charges stemmed from his holding the victims against their will and robbing them by intimidation.

Details on the case are limited.

“It’s somewhat an active investigation,” Teems said.