Police in Sandy Township have charged a DuBois man after he was accused of repeatedly exposing himself at a Clearfield County hotel, according to a criminal complaint.
Authorities say Jeffrey Newman, 63, faces charges of indecent exposure, open lewdness, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to online court documents.
Police say on Valentine’s Day, officers were dispatched to the Clarion Hotel, located along Rich Highway in Sandy Township, for a report of a male tenant who had been “acting weird and exposing himself” to people who walked by his room.
Investigators say the hotel manager told officers that the tenant, later identified as Newman, was repeatedly exposing himself to the staff and other tenants, including the manager’s 15-year-old relative who had walked by the room and noticed that the door was open.
Police learned that the 15-year-old looked inside the room to see if it was occupied and found Newman standing in the doorway, naked, and “shaking his genitalia.”
Police say the hotel staff repeatedly asked Newman to leave the premise but he refused.
According to the arrest affidavit, when police went to speak with Newman at his room, they found the door closed but he was still partially naked.
Police then escorted Newman from the hotel property
Investigators say a few hours later, police received a call from the hotel manager stating that Newman had returned and was walking around the hotel lobby, however, police say he left the scene prior to the officers arriving.
Police say a couple hours later, Newman returned to the hotel again and began “walking down the hallway of the lobby with his pants around his ankles.”
Police say when officers arrived on scene, they found Newman hiding in the bathroom and resisted being taken into custody.
Police note that officers with the DuBois City police department, as well as state police were called in to assist with Newman’s arrest.
Newman was arraigned to the Clearfield County Prison, on $15,000 bail, court dockets show.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 25.