Man accused of exposing self to women in parking lot

A man is facing a public indecency charge on allegations he exposed himself to a woman in a Kroger parking lot.

Around 11:24 p.m. June 15, police responded to 2989 Derr Road after receiving multiple calls of a man exposing himself, according to court records. A woman told police that she had had problems with the suspect, later identified as Lawrence Eugene Murphy, in the past, and he once followed her home.

She told police that as she was leaving Kroger, she saw Murphy staring at her, so she quickly put her groceries in her vehicle and got inside. She said she then watched Murphy as he walked toward another vehicle and “observed Mr. Murphy expose his penis and begin shaking it vigorously.” A woman who was about 10 feet away also told police that the suspect took out his penis and began shaking it at her.

When police arrived at the Kroger, Murphy was sitting on the patio furniture belonging to Kroger. He told police he “was just out enjoying the weather.”

Murphy has pleaded not guilty. His bond was set at $1,000.

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