A Birdsboro man waived his preliminary hearing this week on charges of exposing himself through the sliding glass doors of his home to children outside.
Earl D. Mitchell Jr., 29, of the 500 block of Union Street remained free on $1,000 bail, on the condition he have no contact with the victims, after his appearance Tuesday before District Judge David. E. Glass in Birdsboro on charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness.
Separately, Mitchell waived a hearing in a resisting-arrest case. He remained free on $20,000 bail bail while awaiting a further court action in that case.
According to Birdsboro police:
On July 30 about 12:45 p.m., two girls were in a backyard pool next door when Mitchell was at the sliding glass doors committing a lewd act.
One of the girls recorded video on a cellphone and called police.
After getting an account from the girls and viewing the video, an officer knocked on Mitchells’ door. Mitchell told police he went for a run and may have walked past his back door while wearing boxer shorts.
Police charged Mitchell by summons in that case. When he failed to show up for his scheduled preliminary arraignment on Sept. 22 before Glass, the judge issued a bench warrant.
Birdsboro officers Steven Kasopsky and Craig Reinhart went to Mitchell’s resident to take him into custody. He fought with the policemen as they tried to handcuff him, and they needed to deploy a Taser to subdue him.
While waiting for emergency medical personnel to evaluate him per procedure after a suspect is hit with a Taser, Mitchell tried to flee and had to be physically restrained.
He drew a new set of charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.