Tyler police arrested a 28-year-old Athens man this morning on Rose Rudman Trail after a woman told officers he had exposed himself to her twice while she was jogging.
“The victim said she was jogging by and heard the man call attention to himself as he stood in the woods,” Tyler Police Public Information Officer Don Martin said.
He said the woman told officers she kept jogging and when she came around the trail a second time, the man again called attention to himself.
“She was like, um not again, and called 911 to report it,” he said.
Martin said when officers arrived, they found the man. The woman positively identified him as the person she saw exposing himself to her.
The man, identified as James Claybourn Kiser was subsequently arrested and charged with a Class B misdemeanor and booked into the Smith County Jail.
Martin said joggers and walkers should always be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.
In 2005, a female jogger was sexually assaulted while running on the trail.
Records show Kiser has been arrested and convicted of multiple crimes including manufacture/delivery of controlled substance, theft of property from grave/human corpse, possession of marijuana, evading arrest with a vehicle, theft, assault causes bodily injury, forgery, burglary of a habitation and escape from a correctional facility.