UPDATE (August 21, 2020 9 a.m.):

A second suspect, a Baltimore City Police detective, has been charged in the extortion and kidnapping case of a man hired to do a home improvement job for James Lloyd, a sergeant with the department at the time of the incident.

Juan A. Diaz has been charged on a criminal summons with extortion and misconduct in office. 

UPDATE (July 10, 2020 10:05 a.m.):

James A. Lloyd has been formally charged with extortion and kidnapping and is held on no bond status at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into this case.

Original Release (July 9, 2020 9:50 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police detectives obtained and served an arrest warrant this evening for James Lloyd, 45-years-old, from the 2000 blk of Emmanuel Court, 21207. He is currently a Sergeant with the Baltimore City Police Department.

Detectives received information about a dispute involving a home improvement job involving Lloyd, who hired the victim to complete a project at his home. When Lloyd became unsatisfied with the work, he approached the victim and demanded a refund. During the dispute, the suspect identified himself as a police officer. At one point Lloyd made the victim get into his car with him and go to a bank to get a certified check for an agreed amount of refund. The victim stated he was in fear of being arrested and complied with Lloyd's demands. 

James Lloyd is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing. Baltimore City Police Internal Affairs is also conducting an administrative investigation into the matter.