Man Accused of Repeated Flashing Arrested
The man had exposed himself five times in the last six months to the woman as she traveled on Arkansas 41 for work. She did not know the man, police said.
"I think he had singled her out, and she was loaded and ready for bear the next time she saw him," Arkansas State Police Cpl. Ray Gentry said. "She slowed down in her car to about 40 mph and got a picture of him."
Robert Ernest Vallee, 37, of Lockesburg was arrested in Sevier County on two counts of indecent exposure stemming from incidents Thursday and Jan. 19 and one count of harassment. All are misdemeanors.
"He admitted he was the suspect in question and he had exposed himself to her. He admitted he was nude except for a shirt covering his face," Gentry said.
Authorities also had gotten a complaint from a 17-year-old female of a man exposing himself. He reportedly would stand on the side of the highway next to his car.
Vallee was arrested Thursday after the woman called a dispatcher, saying a man in a silver Dodge Neon had exposed himself to her, according to a Sevier County Sheriff’s Department report. The woman said the vehicle turned onto Arkansas 24 East and she waited for an officer at a Horatio convenience store.
Gentry encountered the vehicle traveling east on Arkansas 24 near its intersection with Arkansas 329 and stopped it.
"He had put his pants back on by the time I made the arrest. He was worried I was going to charge him with reckless driving for putting his pants back on while driving," Gentry said.
A Sevier County deputy took the woman from the store to the traffic stop and she identified the vehicle.
Vallee was taken to the Sevier County Jail in De Queen. He posted bond and was released from jail Friday.