Man accused of posing as constable arrested; Alleged victim talks only to 11



WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. - A man posing as a constable, who police said has been on the run for more than a year, was arrested Tuesday in Missouri.

According to police, Timothy Rossel wreaked havoc from Washington County to Missouri, where he was arrested while driving a stolen car and pretending to be a police officer.

“I’m glad he got caught so he can’t do this to anyone else,” Sarah Edwards said.

Edwards told only Channel 11 that Rossel posed as Timothy Brandhorst when he signed a handwritten agreement to her $10,000 Ford F-150 truck with a small down payment.

“He needed a car because he had kids. So we were trying to be kind-hearted,” Edwards said.

According to Edwards, Rossel only paid the down payment before fleeing to Missouri.

Police said the same incident happened at least two other times in Bentleyville.

Rossel is facing several charges, including identity theft, theft and forgery police said. He’s in the Washington County Jail on $75,000 bond.