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Police look for man accused of flashing girl

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department is seeking a man who reportedly flashed a 15-year-old girl and her friend at the Covington Wal-Mart on Friday night.

According to CPD spokesman Lt. Wendell Wagstaff, the girl told officers she and a friend were walking into the store when they encountered a man standing in one of the aisles with his pants unzipped and his genitals exposed.

The 15-year-old's mother was in the store and the girls went to her and told her what happened and authorities were called. When officers arrived at the scene, they searched for the man, but were unable to locate him.

The man is described as a white man, 30 to 40 years old. He was wearing a green, sleeveless shirt, a baseball-type hat, blue jeans and boots.

"We've got him on video, and we're going to try to identify who it is by enhancing the tape," Wagstaff said. "If anybody was in Wal-Mart around 8:30 to 8:45 p.m. night who might have seen him or who might have information, we'd ask that they call Sgt. Michael Tinsley at 770-786-7605."

In other news, a Covington man was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault after he allegedly tried to run over a woman carrying a baby Sunday night.

Larry Bradley Wright, 57, of 4101 Gold St., was taken into custody after a CPD officer spoke with the alleged victim and two witnesses, according to an incident report completed by Officer Gene Nuqui.

The officer was originally summoned by the suspect who complained that the woman had thrown a brick at his car which landed on the hood in the area of West and Cannon streets. He pointed at the victim who was sitting on the porch of a West Street residence.

When the officer approached the woman, he said she was holding her baby in her lap and crying. He questioned her about the encounter as well as witnesses. The woman admitted throwing the brick, but said it was after the suspect had tried to run over her.

Two witnesses confirmed they saw Wright "trying to run over (the victim) while she was carrying a baby in the driveway" of a West Street residence.

Nuqui placed Wright under arrest and as he was putting him in the back of the vehicle, the officer said Wright said "he was only trying to back the car up."