Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Police arrest The Colony man for multiple counts of indecent exposure
Police are currently investigating if there are more victims.
PLANO Police have arrested a man they believe was responsible for exposing himself to two women in west Plano.
Jeremy Rayell Smith, 31, of The Colony was arrested July 13 after an investigation by Plano Police detectives. He is currently being held in the Collin County Jail on $10,000 bond.
According to the affidavits that accompanied his arrest warrant, Smith is accused of exposing himself to a woman on May 28, and to a separate woman on June 3. In both incidents, Smith allegedly sat in his car in a parking lot and drove up next to the women and asked for directions. At that time, the woman noticed Smith's pants were pulled down around his thighs, the affidavit states.
In both of cases, the victims were able to record the license plate of the vehicle the man was sitting in. Police say the license plate matches a white Buick driven by Smith.
"We believe he is responsible for at least two -- and potentially more cases," said Office David Tilley, Plano police spokesman. "We have had about five reported incidents in the same area with the same type modus operandi, but there have been some discrepancies in witness accounts of what the person looked like and what kind of vehicle they were driving."
Smith has been charged with two counts of indecent exposure, a Class B misdemeanor. The first incident occurred in the Kroger parking lot at the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Parker Road, while the second incident occurred in a Target parking lot along the Dallas North Tollway south of Park Boulevard.
Tilley said the investigation is still ongoing, and said any additional victims should come forward.
"The guy is from The Colony and that is right in the middle of Lewisville, Frisco, and Plano. Did he only come to Plano? Has he done it before? We are still doing an investigation on it," Tilley said.
"Sometimes when these incidents take place, the victim is kind of embarrassed and they never make the report. They may think it is not that big of a deal, but what we want people to understand the type individuals who start out with indecent exposure sometimes escalate to committing more serious crimes."
Anyone with information on this case should call the Plano Police Department at 972-941-2148.
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