TTPD arrests alleged peeping tom after complaints from local nursing home

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TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Texas Police Department (TTPD) has arrested a 29-year-old man on charges of indecent exposure after a series of calls.

TTPD arrested Edward Cole after an investigation. Police transported him to the Bi-State Jail and his bond has not yet been set.

According to police, a nursing home on Elizabeth Street reported they had seen a man masturbating while looking into residents’ windows just before dark on Friday and Saturday. However, police say they were not able to arrive on the scene to apprehend Cole. Police say an employee was able to provide video of him leaving on Saturday.

Police were able to catch up with Cole on Sunday morning after a woman in the Hidden Acres neighborhood called 911 to report a man walking down the street and exposed himself and made “disgusting gestures,” police say, as the woman worked in her yard.

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According to TTPD, an officer found a man sitting on steps at Town North Apartments shortly after, and he matched the description given by the woman. The officer, according to police, identified the man as the suspect from the nursing home footage.

Police also say that numerous residents at the apartment complex informed the officer that Cole had allegedly been looking in windows there as well.