September 13 – A local man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure at a local supermarket in Aiken County.
Steven Anthony Turilli, 40, of Aiken, was arrested and charged with four counts of indecent exposure and public disorderly conduct (gross intoxication) in connection with an incident that occurred about 1:00 PM on Sept. 11 at a grocery store on Columbia’s 2600 block Highway North at Aiken.
According to an incident report from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, police at a hotel on Columbia Highway responded in connection with a suspicious person.
Once on the scene, agents were advised by a hotel employee that the suspect had rented a room at the hotel and walked into the parking lot and been in the lobby with nothing but a blanket, so the witness and others nearby are sometimes private. parts, according to the report.
The responding officer started walking to the gas station next to the hotel and saw the suspect walk out of the store with a cell phone to his ear while partially holding a blanket; the officer could clearly see the suspect’s private property, the report said.
The officer advised the suspect to put his hands on the wall to hold him, the report said.
The suspect became tense while the officer handcuffed him and fell to the ground, saying he had a drinking problem, the report said.
The responding officer saw the suspect carrying unopened alcoholic beverages that he had recently purchased, according to the report. The drinks were emptied and collected as evidence.
Turilli was arrested and taken to the Aiken County Detention Center. As of Tuesday afternoon, Turilli was listed as an inmate at the Aiken County Detention Center and has bail of $4,257.50.