Suspected flasher charged with throwing brick at Facebook group leader's house

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 13, 2014 

Zachary Heath Belitz

PHENIX CITY, Ala — A 22-year-old Phenix City man is accused of throwing a brick at a Facebook group leader's home Wednesday after the admin posted about the suspect's rescheduled public indecency trial, according to a Lee County Sheriff's Office release.

Reports of gunshot called deputies to a home on Lee Road 2105, just outside of Phenix City, at about 1 p.m. Witnesses told deputies that shortly before, a suspicious person driving a pick-up truck threw a brick into the driveway of the residence, turned around and started to leave.

Eric Woodson, admin of local Facebook page "The Neighborhood Watchers," noticed the suspect throw the brick into his driveway and ran out with a shotgun. He fired the weapon twice in front of the truck before the vehicle was able to leave the area, according to the release.

The brick was later recovered by investigators in the driveway.

Deputies later stopped the driver, Zachary Heath Belitz, who told investigators he went to Woodson's home to throw the brick after reading a post about him on the group's page that he perceived as derogatory. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

Captain Van Jackson said Thursday afternoon that no charges have been filed as of yet against Woodson. The investigation is ongoing.

Neither man was hurt during the confrontation.

Attempts to contact Woodson Wednesday afternoon were not successful.

Belitz was charged in Oct. 2013 with six counts of indecent exposure. Phenix City Police accuse Belitz of exposing himself to multiple women throughout the city following numerous complaints.

A Phenix City Municipal Court trial set for Belitz was rescheduled Tuesday for April 15. The Facebook post Belitz allegedly reacted to during Wednesday's incident regarded this rescheduled trial.

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