A claim by a man that he was his own twin brother didn’t fly with police who were looking to arrest him on assault charges. He now faces a year behind bars for both assault and criminal impersonation.
The man, Gregorio Cruz Vanloo, 23, entered guilty pleas to charges of assault and criminal impersonation and was ordered by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve one year in jail.
His sentence will be served in addition to charges of violation of probation.
McMinnville policeman Joseph Vanbommel caught up to Vanloo Westside Apartments and was going to arrest him for an earlier assault. Vanloo did not have ID on him and lied about who he was.
“He gave the name John Cruz Vanloo and stated he was the subject’s twin brother,” Vanbommel recalled. “I had prior experiences with him and knew he was Gregorio Cruz Vanloo.”
Vanbommel double-checked himself by having the jail send over Vanloo’s intake picture and a description of his tattoo.
Faced with this proof, Vanloo admitted to being the man police were looking for, saying he lied because he thought they had warrants on him.
Vanloo was facing assault charges after he attacked another man at his apartment complex. The victim said Vanloo invited him into his apartment and then began hitting and kicking him. He was able to flee the assault and contacted police. The man suffered black eyes, busted lips and large cut on the back of his head.