Inmate impersonates judge in attempt to get out of jail

- According to his arrest affidavit, 23-year-old James Eagle was locked up April 10 after allegedly stealing a license plate.

From jail, Eagle allegedly made multiple phone calls to the clerk of court's office in which he posed as Judge Richard Bernat.

In the recorded phone calls, cops say Eagle told courthouse staff to give him O.R. bonds, or bonds freeing him on his own recognizance rather than for a dollar amount.

When the judge and sheriff’s office were notified, Bernat informed officials he'd not made the call.

Eagle was reportedly never confronted about the alleged phone calls in court. He was given a $5,000 bond, however, and released after paying 10 percent of it.

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