• Habitual flasher behind bars again

    By: Nate Stewart


    GASTONIA, N.C. - A man is back behind bars, accused of showing his privates to a Walmart cashier.

    Police said 33-year-old Dea Williams was on probation and wearing a GPS-monitoring system Saturday when he exposed himself in the checkout line at Walmart in Gastonia.

    Channel 9 learned Williams has been arrested for indecent exposure seven other times in two years.

    In July, officers said he exposed himself in a nonprofit agency that helps victims of sexual abuse.

    During that same two-week period, police said he flashed a woman in a church parking lot.

    On Wednesday, he was arrested on charges of exposing himself to a group at a lawyer's office.

    Tonight, people who shop at the Gastonia Walmart said they are glad he is off the street.

    "In public, you just don't do stuff like that," said Jay Smith.

    Williams was first arrested on indecent exposure charges in 2011.

    Williams is already a registered sex offender.

    Today, Williams asked the judge to waive his bond but she refused

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