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Indecent Exposure & Harassment Inside Store

Tyrel Shawn Bolton

By Jessie Williams 

A 32-year-old Lafayette man was charged with harassment and indecent exposure after an incident at Walmart on December 21, 2022. 

According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Officer Justin Bergdorff, of the Lafayette Police Department, a female subject contacted law enforcement to report that a man was walking around the Lafayette Walmart store with a photo of his private parts on his cell phone, showing it to her, following her in the store and asking twice if she wanted it. 

The male subject was later identified as Tyrel Shawn Bolton of Lafayette.

Walmart’s asset protection team was able to review video footage of the incident and produce a still image of Bolton holding his phone up with the photo of his private parts on it. 

Bolton confessed to showing the photo to females, to Officer Bergdorff, and deleting the photo from his phone before his encounter with law enforcement.

He was charged with harassment and indecent exposure. His bond was set at $2,500 and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on February 1, 2023.