- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A social media posting by West Texas police has led to an arrest in an indecent exposure case after the alleged victim took photos of the fleeing suspect.

Steven Roy Chastain, 37, of Midland, was arrested Friday about two hours after police posted the photos, the Midland Reporter-Telegram (bit.ly/1S73P3r) reported.

Authorities say the alleged victim - an adult at Midland High School - reported the incident and took photos showing a man and a car driving away from the campus.

Chastain was released hours after posting $500 bond on a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. Jail records Saturday did not have information about an attorney for Chastain.

City spokeswoman Sara Bustilloz told the newspaper that the man arrested was wearing a sweatshirt similar to the one in the photos. More charges are pending because of the man’s suspected involvement in similar incidents at two elementary schools Wednesday, she said.

“The community really came through in sending us tips and helping us track him down,” she said. “Social media really helped us out here big time.”

As of 5:30 p.m., the photos had reached more than 117,000 people, Bustilloz said.

She said Chastain, who was arrested without incident at a residence, had a previous indecent exposure charge on his record.


Information from: Midland Reporter-Telegram, https://www.mywesttexas.com

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