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Reports of naked, masked man on U.S. 64 lead to arrest

Posted May 16

Bobby Lee Marshall

— A 52-year-old man faces five counts of indecent exposure after deputies from the Nash and Franklin county sheriff's offices linked him to reports of flashing along U.S. Highway 64.

For about a week, law enforcement and social media channels saw an influx of reports that a man, wearing only a mask, was standing alongside the highway near Exit 448 to N.C. Highway 98.

Each time law enforcement arrive the man had left the area.

Authorities did not say how they connected Bobby Lee Marshall, of EF Cottrell Road in Louisburg, to the displays. Nash County sheriff's deputies arrested him Tuesday and put him in the Nash County Jail under a $1,250 secured bond.


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  • Brian Gaertner May 17, 9:37 a.m.
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    Better yet, maybe he's an alien (from outer space, not another country). After all, he does kinda resemble the bad guy from Men in Black.

  • William James May 17, 9:22 a.m.
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    Perhaps he is a Superhero who couldn't afford the tights and weapons belt, did you ever think of that?

  • Brian Gaertner May 17, 8:40 a.m.
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    Maybe they can do a line up similar to the one suggested in the 1981 movie Porky's.

  • Richard Burrough May 17, 6:32 a.m.
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    Sorry, not suspects saw, but witnesses saw...

  • Richard Burrough May 17, 6:30 a.m.
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    Maybe a line up is necessary to identify the perp, providing they can find a mask identical to the one the suspects saw!

  • Linn Lillis May 16, 6:59 p.m.
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    i hope the police are listening i think you have the wrong guy unless this man with fat on his neck has no fat anywhere else....i saw the flasher he was young and skinny with no body fat

  • Linn Lillis May 16, 6:57 p.m.
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    i would doubt seriously this was the guy i saw on the side of the road flashing on my way home from work...i would have put him in his 20's

  • Brian Gaertner May 16, 4:31 p.m.
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    Can't a guy listen to a little Ray Stevens once in a while without being harassed by the law? Besides, he was wearing a mask. Not EXACTLY naked if you ask me 😉

  • Janet Ghumri May 16, 4:11 p.m.
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    $1,250. Bond? That seems low. I don't think i have ever heard of a bond that low. Perhaps it's because he didn't have (ewww) pockets?