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Police impersonator In court

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Thirty-four year old Gary Mapp made his initial appearance in court Friday, facing charges in connection with a Rankin county home invasion.

"He's charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, armed robbery, and house burglary with the intent to terrorize with the underlying crime," said Deputy District Attorney Marlin Miller. "Grand larceny, the kidnapping charge comes up to life in prison if affixed by a jury.  So you're looking at the potential life sentences plus 45 years."

Friday investigators released chilling images from surveillance cameras that captured the home invasion.

Mapp armed, dressed in body armor and police clothing, seen standing over the victim. Authorities accused him of handcuffing, putting a zip tie around his neck then beating. The man was able to escape and call for help.

 "Based on the way he was dressed, the insignia he was wearing the body armor, the very nature of the way he was dressed when he came in this crime gave all appearance he was acting as a law enforcement officer," said Miller.

"I'm going to direct that region 8 give you a drug and alcohol evaluation, said Judge Kent McDaniel. "Just reading between the lines of 18 years of doing this, you got a serious problem, either mentally or alcohol or drugs."

Rankin County investigators say Mapp admitted to them he was high on Meth when he committed the home invasion Wednesday.

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