A homeless man was accused of exposing himself to a woman Wednesday morning on the Riverwalk near the 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge, authorities said.
Jeremy Deshaun Murray, 34, was arrested on the scene at 11:30 a.m. and charged with public indecency. He was booked into the Muscogee County Jail for a 2 p.m. Thursday hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Columbus police officers were called to the 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge around 11:25 a.m. Wednesday to investigate an incident where a man exposed and touched himself.
A woman told officials she was walking north on the Riverwalk when she noticed a man lying on his side in front of the men’s bathroom with his hand in his pants. She thought he was hurt, so she went to check on him.
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That’s when he exposed himself and began touching himself. She walked up the stairs to get away from him and call police. She said he followed her upstairs, but he didn’t approach her.
An officer said he found a man who matched the description of the suspect sitting in front of the men’s bathroom with his back against the wall. His pants were down to his knees and he was touching himself, according to the report.
Police said the man, who was identified as Murray, stopped when he noticed the officer. He was allegedly staring at the victim as he was being handcuffed on the Riverwalk.