Police: Man Exposed Himself at Shopping Center

1:07 PM, Jan 22, 2014   |    comments
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Artevious Leach (Image: Richland County Detention Center)

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Columbia man is accused of exposing himself outside a shopping center to a man.

Artevious Leach, 20, is charged with second degree assault and battery and indecent exposure.

A Columbia police incident report states that on January 21st, a man was putting trash into a dumpsters in the 7500 block of Garners Ferry Road when he noticed Leach in a wooded area. The victim said Leach exposed himself and performed a sex act while watching material on a cell phone.

The victim then began to get inside his work van.

According to the report, Leach approached the victim and asked him for sex. Officers say when the victim declined, Leached reached into the victim's car and grabbed his crotch.

The victim managed to drive away, then called the police. Officers went to the location and were able to take Leach into custody.


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