Two men were arrested on charges of indecent exposure in separate incidents this weekend, one as a result of flashing females at two Clinton businesses, the other due to exposing himself to a neighbor and subsequently trying to fight off investigating deputies.
In the more recent incident Sunday afternoon, Clinton police arrested Oliver Terrell Owens for indecent exposure at both Belk and Radio Shack in the Sampson Crossing Shopping Center. According to reports, Owens “blatantly exposed himself” to the female clerk behind the counter at Radio Shack and again to another female at Belk. Owens had been drinking, reports state.
Owens, 35, of 407 W. Morrisey Blvd., was charged with two counts of indecent exposure. He was placed under $2,500 secured bond for the offenses, which were reported just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Both businesses banned Owens. While neither victim wanted to take charges out on the Clinton man, Cpl. Ashleigh Peterson stated in reports that Owens admitted while in jail intake to exposing himself twice so she took the charges out on him.
According to reports filed Monday, Owens stated that he had a problem, but said the Belk incident was an accident.
In a separate incident Saturday, investigated by Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities, James Allen Jacobs, 53, of 224 Seven Eagles Lane, Clinton, was charged with indecent exposure and assault on a government official
Deputies responded to an indecent exposure call at 12:43 p.m. Saturday at Seven Eagles Lane. According to reports, Jacobs allegedly exposed his naked body to a female resident of a neighboring home on Seven Eagles Lane. When deputies went to investigate, Jacobs reportedly got physical.
“While there, the subject became belligerent toward deputies and pushed a deputy in his chest,” said Cpl Marcus Smith.
Reports state that Deputy Chris Johnson was struck in the chest twice, with no major injuries sustained. Jacobs was taken into custody and placed under $1,500 bond for the assault charge and leveled an additional $1,000 bond for the indecent exposure offense. Both are misdemeanors.
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