Man accused of indecent exposure incidents near Wake Forest University identified, arrested

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man accused of exposing himself to teenagers and Wake Forest University students has been arrested, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

David Eric Mills, 41, of Winston-Salem, is charged with three counts of indecent exposure and one count of trespassing.

Police say the first incident took place at Hanes Park, when a man exposed himself to teenagers on Aug. 26 at about 7:30 a.m. The park – frequented by children and families – is located between the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA and Wiley Middle School.

The most recent incidents were reported on Aug. 29. Wake Forest University officials say a female graduate student was walking along the paved path between Reynolda Village and the university when a man emerged from the woods and exposed himself to her at about 9:34 a.m. About a minute later, they say the man exposed himself to another female graduate student. The second student screamed and ran until she caught up with the first student. The pair then reported the incidents together to campus police.

Further investigation led to Mills also being charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of a controlled substance in the jail, trafficking heroin, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a scheduled II controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance, the release said.

Mills is confined in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $207,000 bond.