Officials said a woman claimed she was assaulted by a man impersonating an officer during a traffic stop on Thursday.
According to the Currituck County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened just before noon Thursday on Caratoke Highway in Barco.
The woman told deputies she was pulled over then assaulted by a man impersonating an officer.
Investigators said the man was driving in a white, mid-size car, with a blue light on the dash.
The suspect is described as white, in his late 40s, with brown hair, a mole or birthmark on his face. At the time, he was wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt and what looked like a badge on his belt.