A second suspect has been arrested in Liberty County for indecent exposure.
Randy Earl Jones, Jr., 25, was taken into custody by the Cleveland Police Department and has been placed in Liberty County jail facing Class B misdemeanor charges for reportedly pleasuring himself in front of customers at the Walmart in Cleveland. Records show he is already on probation in San Jacinto County for the same offense.
"A repeat offender for indecent exposure in Texas must register as a sex offender," said Liberty County Attorney Matt Poston.
Poston said that would be a felony if his registration is not current.
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Bond for Jones was set at $7,000.
Jones is already on the Texas State Sexual Offenders List for a charge in April of 2016 for an indecent exposure charge with a 48-year-old female victim. He received two years of probation and community supervision.
The case against Jones comes just days after another Liberty County man, Gilbert Charles Trahan III, of Liberty, appeared before Judge Tommy Chambers in the Liberty County Court at Law for the same charge.
"The judge set the bond for both of his indecent exposure cases at $250,000 and added a number of conditions to the bond," Poston said.
Some of the conditions for Jones were not to set foot on the premises of the Liberty Walmart or Stripes in Dayton, or go near any of the victims of his crimes, and the judge took a tough stance ordering him not to drive a motor vehicle and a few other items.
"The judge had some concerns about community safety following the reports of his reoffending," the county attorney said. There was also some testimony about his mental state. He will remain in the Liberty County jail until his trial.
"This is still a very young case, but we would want to try this case as soon as possible," Poston added. He didn't expect the trial to begin until late December at the earliest, but because of potential motions that might be coming from the defense, the trial could be delayed for a couple of months leaving Trahan behind bars the entire time.
Trahan was rearrested just before the Thanksgiving holidays after an Attorney General's warrant apprehension unit found Trahan hiding in a neighborhood near Reliant Center in Houston.
Since he missed the only day for bond hearings during the holiday week, he sat in jail until Monday after Thanksgiving when he went before Chambers.
He was rearrested after it was discovered Trahan had been out on bond with three trials pending when he was arrested for the second time in just a week for allegedly exposing himself, the last time at a Stripes gas station in Dayton....Read more