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Authorities: Man exposed himself to woman at library

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON -- A Newton County Library patron was the victim of an indecent exposure incident while she was in the library, according to the Covington Police Department.

A female was inside the library on Floyd Street and said she noticed a person who seemed to be following her, explained CPD Public Information Officer Capt. Ken Malcom.

"She turned around and faced him and he was exposing himself," Malcom said.

The man fled before police arrived, but he is described as a black man, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing about 190 pounds and in his late 30s. He was possibly wearing glasses.

Malcom said authorities were anxious to know if anyone else might have encountered the man or had a similar situation occur. If so, please call the CPD at 770-786-7605 or go to their website at www.covingtonpolice.com.

In other crime news, the CPD arrested Richard Livingston, 66, of 110 Greenwood Circle, Oxford and charged him with DUI in connection with an injured pedestrian.

About 5 p.m. Saturday, the pedestrian was crossing Guinn Street in front of Thomas Country Buffet Restaurant and slipped off the curb into the path of the vehicle driven by Livingston.

The pedestrian was not crossing at the crosswalk, and when officers arrived to investigate the incident, they found Livingston unsteady on his feet and the odor of alcohol on his person. At the Newton County Detention Center, his breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .22. It was determined the pedestrian was at fault for the accident because he did not cross the road at a crosswalk; however, Livingston's DUI status was a contributing factor.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.