Police: Man arrested after allegedly exposing himself to children


A man was charged with a slew of offenses following multiple complaints to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office. According to police, the arrest occurred off Highway 490 after deputies were dispatched to a complaint of a possible intoxicated male subject inside a business and causing a disturbance.

Shortly afterwards, and while deputies were en route to the scene, a second complaint was dispatched concerning the same suspect. It was reported that the male subject was standing on the railroad tracks with his pants down around his ankles, and he had allegedly exposed himself in front of an adult female and her two young children.

When deputies arrived at the scene the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Anthony S. Wood of East Bernstadt, allegedly struggled with deputies briefly before being taken into custody.

It was later learned that Wood was a parole violator.

Anthony Wood was charged with indecent exposure – first-degree – first offense; public intoxication – controlled substances; resisting arrest; giving officer false identifying information. In addition, this subject was charged on a Kentucky parole board parole violation warrant charging absconding parole supervision; failure to attend treatment for substance abuse; use of controlled substance – methamphetamine; failure to report to parole officer as directed; failure to make restitution as directed regarding a conviction in Laurel Circuit Court on charges of arson – second-degree.