Baker asked the man for additional credentials, and he told the deputy he had left them at home.
“After looking closer at the badge, Baker recognized it to be what appeared to be a collector’s item,” Smith said.
A few questions later, and Diamond reportedly admitted to the deputy he was not a federal agent. He was, however, a felon, according to authorities.
Diamond was arrested on charges of speeding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and impersonating an officer. Troup County authorities have alerted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Smith said.