CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said they found a cross-dressing man masturbating near a bush at a bus stop for Berryhill Elementary Monday morning.
William Sherrill Newell, 60, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony indecent exposure, one count of misdemeanor indecent exposure, and one count of misdemeanor public masturbation.
Julie Salinas was walking her kids to the bus stop Monday morning when she spotted Newell.
I turned around and he was doing his business, Salinas said. She said she was upset for her children. I feel so bad because they're so young, and they're supposed to be so innocent.
Police said Newell was wearing a skirt and CMPD chased him from the bush. Newell was living with his 88-year-old mother and he ran into the home. Police eventually talked him out of the house where he was arrested.
Newell is being held under a $6,000 bond. He has been arrested eight times since 2008, including charges for assault with a deadly weapon, cocaine possession and trespassing.
I'm not really angry, I just want him to move away, Salinas said.