Destin man arrested for alleged indecent exposure (MUG)

Special to The Log

A Destin man charged with indecent exposure by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 20 has admitted to multiple incidents.

Jason Richard Rose, 29, was exposing himself and engaging in lewd conduct in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin around 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 20.

The victim who witnessed the activity just happened to be a female off-duty Okaloosa Sheriff’s deputy who says Rose was seated in his parked vehicle, a 2005 red Chrysler Pacifica.

As Rose’s car was leaving the parking lot and heading towards U.S. Hwy. 98 at a high rate of speed, an OCSO seargent familiar with the vehicle description due to previous reported lewd incidents in other public parking lots followed the car to Rose’s home.

Rose admitted to the indecent exposure and activity at the Dollar Tree and to other similar incidents.

He is currently charged with one count of indecent exposure in public and additional warrants are pending.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.