Indecent exposure call leads to drug charge

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

An Alabaster man has been released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $15,000 after he was charged with exposing himself in the Pelham Walmart parking lot in late October.

Patterson

Patterson

The Pelham Police Department arrested 31-year-old Daniel Patterson on one count of indecent exposure “with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of himself” and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on Oct. 24. He posted bond on Oct. 26, according to Shelby County Jail records.

Pelham Police Department Capt. Larry Palmer said the department received a report of a man allegedly inappropriately exposing himself from a pickup truck in the Walmart parking lot.

After arriving on the scene, police located the suspect’s vehicle and allegedly discovered prescription drugs, including hydrocodone, in the man’s vehicle, Palmer said.

“We took this serious, because some of his victims were juveniles,” Palmer said of the indecent exposure charge, noting Patterson has multiple other indecent exposure charges in other jurisdictions.

Patterson’s cases are scheduled to appear on the Shelby County Drug Court docket on Nov. 8, according to court documents.