Accused cop impersonator denied bond again

Posted at 8:09 PM, Nov 25, 2014
and last updated 2015-02-02 21:16:16-05

Update February 2, 2015:

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) - A man accused of impersonating a police officer had his preliminary hearing continued again on Monday after the prosecutor told a Norfolk General District Court judge that the witnesses for the case were now in jail themselves.

Following the continuance, an attorney representing Kyle Adams requested a new bond hearing, which was granted.

In that bond hearing, the prosecutor revealed new information about the alleged impersonation, including that it occurred inside of a motel room.

She told the judge that Adams pretended to be a State Police officer by showing a badge and handcuffed the woman and patted down her boyfriend during the encounter.

Bond was denied for Adams.

He's due back in court in March.

Virginia Beach, Va. - Days after a NewsChannel 3 investigation dug into the bizarre background of an accused cop impersonator, more and more of his former employees and associates are coming forward to say the political consulting business Kyle P. Adams said he owned was more fantasy than reality.

A Virginia Beach woman working in Washington emailed NewsChannel 3, saying she'd called Adams' "Washington office" to ask about an internship. The person who answered the phone hung up. The woman called the building's main number and "the front desk had no idea what I was talking about."

A former secretary said Adams sometimes drove a car with hidden blue lights in the grill. She told NewsChannel 3 Adams claimed he was a lawyer and took money to help her with a case. She said he never did anything and she had to turn to a real lawyer.

Newport News attorney Nathaniel Webb III told NewsChannel 3 by phone that Adams claimed to represent Webb to a man needing a lawyer for a criminal charge. Webb said Adams took a $500 retainer from the man, promising to provide a lawyer for an upcoming court hearing.

But Webb said he never worked with Adams and didn't know anything about this until after the man was arrested for missing a court hearing. Webb said Newport News police took a report.

A disabled Navy veteran said she went to work for Adams as an executive assistant. She said it was soon clear to her that his political lobbying business was more sham than reality. Some of the offices were actually UPS stores. Belinda Mullen said her first and only paycheck from him was written on a closed account.  She also filed a report with police.

Court records show Adams is a felon on probation for embezzlement in Hampton. In this most recent arrest, police say Adams was armed when he confronted a couple on Shore Drive in Norfolk and searched them. The arrest warrant says he was looking for money. Court records also show Adams had received a concealed-weapon permit from Hampton Circuit Court a month after he'd been arrested for the felony embezzlement.

A state police letter in his court file told Hampton court clerks they should suspend his permit. As a felon, Adams is not allowed to have a gun. NewsChannel 3 has asked Norfolk police why Adams was not charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, but officers have not responded.

Adams is still in jail.


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