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Cary indecent exposure suspect faces additional charges in Raleigh

Posted August 6

Christopher Vincent Sumrell
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— A man accused of exposing himself in multiple Cary business is now facing additional charges in Raleigh.

Christopher Vincent Sumrell, 25, of 1-5 Ribbon Lane in Cary, was charged after six victims said he exposed himself in public, according to arrest warrants.

The incidents occurred between Jan. 20 and Aug. 2 at six different Cary business: Pier 1 Imports, Sleepy’s Mattress Firm, Stein Mart, Vom Fass and Lynn’s Party Plus.

On Saturday, Raleigh police charged Sumrell with sexual battery and indecent exposure after an incident on Western Boulevard.

Police said Sumrell exposed himself to a female at SOHO Consignments on Tuesday. The victim was not injured but police said the "nature of the physical contact" led to the sexual battery charge.

Sumrell was previously charged with several counts of indecent exposure at locations around Raleigh, including while he was a student at William Peace University in 2013.

He was convicted in another case from 2011 when police said he was in his car in a CVS parking lot and he revved his engine to get attention before exposing himself to passing women.


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  • Rusty Shackleford Aug 8, 3:37 p.m.
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    Shocking that WRAL countenances the blatant racism exhibited in Roger Chance's comment (yes, I have reported it as abuse).

  • Janet Ghumri Aug 7, 10:01 p.m.
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    If he tries to flash his "one-eyed pet trouser snake" in lockup, he may find himself with a new special friend, or learn to keep it zipped. Help? Yes, he needs help.

  • Donald Holder Aug 7, 12:06 p.m.
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    This man needs help.

  • Cat Cat Aug 7, 9:58 a.m.
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    Same address cited in yesterday's masked, sword wielding, hair salon robber? 5655 Western Blvd?

  • Ray Rivera Aug 6, 10:01 p.m.
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    This is a sick man that will wind up hurting someone unless he is locked up and illness treated, or, he may expose himself to one last person one day if he continues to be released.

  • Sara Hauser Aug 6, 6:44 p.m.
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    This guy must really think his junk is extra special.