Officials: Phenix City flasher sentenced to 30 days hard labor

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comApril 15, 2014 

Zachary Heath Belitz

A Phenix City, Ala. man accused of flashing several women throughout the city pleaded guilty to seven charges of indecent exposure during a Tuesday morning Municipal Court session, officials say.

Zachary Heath Belitz, then 22 years old, was arrested on Oct. 11, 2013, after Phenix City Police investigated numerous reports that a man in a white SUV flashed multiple women.

Belitz was sentenced to seven years of hard labor, Assistant District Attorney Joe Edwards said. That sentence was reduced to 30 days consecutive hard labor.

"If he gets in trouble again in the next two years, he'll have to serve the full time he was given," Edwards said.

Belitz will also have to register for life as a sex offender. He is required to continue previously mandated mental health treatment, Edwards said.

If charged with public indecency again, Belitz will face a felony count.

On March 12, Belitz was charged with disorderly conduct after he was accused of throwing a brick at a Lee County man's home. Eric Woodson, admin of the Facebook group "The Neighborhood Watchers," fired a shotgun twice at Belitz' pick-up truck after the brick was thrown.

Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies later stopped Belitz, who said he threw the brick at Woodson's Lee Road 2105 home after the admin posted "derogatory" statements about his public indecency case.

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