A man charged earlier this month with possession of weapons on the campus has been arrested and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Agnes Scott police Lt. Guy Antinozzi said Robert William Buschbaum, 27, is accused of impersonating an FBI agent Aug. 8 on the campus. Buschbaum had been living at , which are owned by the college and are considered part of the campus.
Atlanta police and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office took Buschbaum into custody Sept. 15, Antinozzi said. He is being held in the DeKalb County Jail.
Agnes Scott police first arrested Buschbaum Sept. 9 at his apartment and charged him with three counts of possession of weapons on a campus. Police said two of the weapons were knives, but didn’t provide much more information about the case.
Buschbaum was released on bond and then arrested on the impersonating an officer charge. Antinozzi said police got information about the weapons case first.
Buschbaum was arrested in Kentucky earlier this year on misdemeanor weapons charges but was released on bail.
Sherelle Roberts, spokeswoman for the Lexington Metro Police Department, said Buschbaum was charged June 13 with wanton endangerment, using restrictive ammunition, disorderly conduct and terroristic threats. The first two charges are felonies, the second two misdemeanors.
The ammunition charge is specific to Kentucky, Roberts said, and is designed to cut down on the spread of bullets that can penetrate protective vests worn by police.
Roberts said Buschbaum got into an argument with another man and pulled a gun. She said he told officers who arrived on the scene, “I don’t have to put the gun down. I’m on duty.”
He did put down the gun and was taken into custody. Roberts said his comments weren’t enough for Lexington police to file an impersonating an officer charge.