Monday, July 29, 2013

Pomeroy man arrested for exposure on the bike path

Michael Brent Manley
ATHENS – Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly said 33 year old Michael Manley of Pomeroy, was arrested for public indecency Monday for allegedly exposing his genitals to a 22 year old female as she was jogging on the bike path. The female called 911 and Lt. Aaron Maynard and Deputy Chris Tomsha responded.

The deputies learned a blue scooter was involved and the scooter was located in the parking area of the bike path off of Second Street in Athens. Using the information from the registration they were able to pull up a photo of the owner.

Deputy Tomsha and Lt. Maynard watched the scooter and apprehended Manley when he returned to the scooter.

When Manley was apprehended he was also found to be in possession of an exact-replica firearms BB gun. Manley stated he carried the gun to scare off someone if he was threatened. Manley was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville and was booked in at 7:45 p.m.

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