Man who flashed victims at Walmart back in jail on domestic violence charge

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 34-year-old Oneonta man who previously pleaded guilty to exposing himself in the Pelham Walmart parking lot is being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond after he was arrested and charged with allegedly strangling a Calera woman in late July.

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The Calera Police Department arrested Daniel Clayton Patterson, who lists an address on Commercial Court in Oneonta and previously listed addresses in Calera and Alabaster, on July 30 and charged him with one felony count of domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation.

Patterson’s arrest came the same day he allegedly strangled a victim with a cell phone charger cable, according to his arrest warrants. Patterson and the victim have a child together, read the warrant.

If convicted of the domestic violence charge, Patterson faces up to 20 years in prison.

When he was arrested on the domestic violence charge, Patterson was on probation for indecent exposure and possession of a controlled substance charges he pleaded guilty to in 2016.

In those charges, the Pelham Police Department arrested Patterson in October 2013 after receiving calls reporting Patterson was exposing himself from a pickup truck in the Pelham Walmart parking lot.

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

Pelham Police Chief Larry Palmer previously said some of the indecent exposure victims were juveniles, and said Patterson had multiple previous indecent exposure charges in other jurisdictions.

As of Aug. 2, Patterson remained in the Shelby County Jail, and did not yet have a future court date listed.