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Man arrested, accused of public indecency in downtown Urbana

Michael Bass, 41, was arrested Thursday, Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell said. He was wanted for an incident that took place inside the Kaleidoscape Antique Shop in downtown Urbana.

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Bass was charged in Champaign County Municipal Court with public indecency, criminal mischief, voyeurism, three counts of menacing and disorderly conduct.    The indecency, mischief and voyeurism charges are misdemeanors in the third degree, Lingrell said. The menacing charges are fourth-degree misdemeanors, the chief said, and a disorderly conduct charge is a minor misdemeanor.

Lingrell said that the charges are a result from actions that”allegedly involved Bass and three females who were inside the store at the time, who observed Bass allegedly committing a sexual act upon himself while in their presence,” Lingrell said. “It is also alleged that Bass caused damage to an item that was on display for sale while inside the store.”

Bass was arrested Thursday afternoon by Springfield police, Lingrell said. He was arrested on Urbana warrants, the chief said, and he was turned over to Urbana police later that afternoon.

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Bass was booked into Tri-County Jail shortly after, Lingrell said. He was not listed as an inmate in the jail Friday morning.

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