Rolla police have arrested the person they say impersonated a police officer.
The department says officers were called to a home just after 4:30 Friday afternoon, when a woman found a man in her backyard. When the woman asked the man who he was, he told her he was a Rolla police officer and demanded access to her home.
Officers say when the woman asked to see the man's credentials, he took off in a gray, newer model SUV.
At about 7:30 Friday evening, police surrounded a house on Forrest Drive in Rolla. They tried to talk the man inside into coming out for three hours. At about 10:50 pm, a tactical team and the K-9 officer went in, and brought out 35-year old Chance Melton.
He was arrested for 1st degree burglary, 2nd degree assault and impersonating a police officer. Melton is in the Phelps County Jail.