Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Wilmington man receives max sentence for two counts indecent exposure

Desmond Jerrmal Mays

WILMINGTON — A local man pled guilty to multiple charges in New Hanover County Criminal District Court on Wednesday.

Desmond Jerrmal Mays was sentenced to 120 days in custody by Judge Robin Robinson. Mays pled guilty to two counts of indecent exposure, one count of resisting a public officer and one count of second-degree trespassing.

Robinson sentenced Mays to 60 days for each count of indecent exposure, the maximum punishment available for a misdemeanor indecent exposure offense in North Carolina.

Reports from law enforcement show Mays exposed himself to women at two different Wilmington businesses — a motel on Market Street and a retail store on Castle — on Jan. 18. Mays fled the Castle Street incident where officers located him in the Hillcrest housing community. He was arrested after attempting to evade by bicycle.

Mays was previously prohibited from being on Wilmington Housing Authority property, which is what led to the trespassing charge.

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