LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – A Lufkin man is behind bars facing three counts of Indecency with a child.
According to a police affidavit, 9-1-1 calls were made in reference to Jewel Vernon Swint Jr., 27, Lufkin, for alleged intoxication and taking off his clothes at the intersection of Culverhouse and Weaver.
Two witnesses said they were driving along Weaver Street and came upon Swint standing in the roadway. They said they asked him to move so they could drive past, instead of moving, Swint allegedly hit the car and reached through the window towards the female occupant.
There were three young children seated in child safety seats in the back seat of the car. The witnesses said Swint then walked around to the front of the vehicle and removed his pants, exposing himself and masturbating. All three child safety seats were clearly visible, according to officer Nick Malone.
The affidavit also notes that when officers arrived, one officer recognized Swint from previous incidents and observed that Swint appeared to be under the influence of Phencyclidine (PCP). Swint reportedly resisted being arrested and force had to be used to subdue him.
The incident was reported on March 19, 2011.