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Appling Man Accused of Exposing Himself to Strangers


Columbia County authorities have issued a warrant for Chad Stefani for public indecency following the Appling man’s arrest in Richmond County for a similar flashing incident.

The 24-year-old suspect was arrested in Augusta on Monday for allegedly exposing himself to two strangers in the T-Mobile parking lot. He made bond and was released.

Richmond County authorities alerted Columbia County about the arrest and asked them to pursue a pending case against Stefani for a similar incident along Interstate 20 on April 30.

In that case, Stefani allegedly drove up along a woman while they were passing the Welcome Center, raised himself up, exposed his penis and began stroking himself. The woman got Stefani’s tag number and reported it, but declined prosecution. When she was told he continued doing it, she agreed to prosecute, sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

Stefani is also a suspect in an incident last Wednesday on Buff Road in which a man pulled up alongside a woman and her friend and asked her opinion on “how my penis looks,” according to a report. But the woman drove away quickly and didn’t see anything.

Capt. Morris said he is also investigating a report about possible indecency at the Evans YMCA in front of children.

“The warrant has been issued and we will see if additional people come forward,” he said.



An Augusta man’s been arrested for public indecency for allegedly exposing himself to two women in the parking lot of T-Mobile on Wheeler Road.

The women, ages 26 and 30, said a man with a bald head drove up next to them last Thursday in the T-Mobile parking lot in a blue Dodge Ram pick-up truck and asked them what they thought about his penis.

“When both victims dismissed the subject, he pulled his vehicle up from the victims, got out of his truck and exposed his penis to the victims telling them to ‘look,'” according to a sheriff’s report. “The suspect got back into his vehicle and drove away from the scene.”

The victims got the suspects’ tag number, which led police to identify the suspect as 24-year-old Chad Stefani of Augusta. He was arrested on Monday on two counts of public indecency and has been released on bond.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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