Local Man Sentenced For Indecent Exposure

PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — A Pea Ridge man will spend two weeks in jail and be fined $500 for exposing himself to a woman in July.

Pea Ridge District Judge Ray Bunch on Tuesday (Nov. 28) sentenced Alan Fletcher to 30 days in jail with 16 days suspended for indecent exposure, a Class A misdemeanor.

Fletcher will also need to pay $120 in court costs.

Fletcher, 53, said he exposed himself July 20 to a woman at a store on North Curtis Avenue, according to Pea Ridge police.

Fletcher exposed his gentials to the woman from a vehicle, then approached her inside the store. She said he left without buying anything.

Fletcher said his genitals were exposed about 45 seconds, according to police.

Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500, according to Arkansas Code Annotated 5-4-401.

Under state law, indecent exposure becomes a Class D felony if an offender is convicted for a fourth or fifth time within 10 years of a previous conviction.