WARNING: Strong Descriptions
Directly after sunset a female jogger finishing up her run was the victim of indecent exposure. The female told police that a man wearing a cowboy hat exposed himself to her while running on the Greenway in Murfreesboro. The incident was reported at 8:30, Tuesday night.
Police received word that the man in the cowboy hat was wearing blue jean shorts and searched the public running trail in an attempt to locate the suspect. The female further told officers that after the man exposed himself he started to follow her, but she outpaced him.
Officers located 52-year old Ronnie J. Hollingsworth who matched the description given by the female jogger. The man claimed that he had been on the Greenway for several hours and needed to use the restroom, but there was not one nearby. He told police that he decided to relieve himself under a bridge.
Police wrote in their report, "Mr. Hollingsworth stated a female then may have seen him and he began to run with his penis still out, possibly due to being startled." The victim told police, "A male suspect wearing a cowboy hat and blue jean shorts walked towards her, while having a weird expression on his face and had his shorts unzipped with his penis completely out of his shorts. The victim stated after seeing this she began to run away, at which point he began to follow her."
Hollingsworth later admitted to exposing himself in the past and a criminal history check confirmed four prior convictions for "Indecent Exposure." This latest incident of Indecent Exposure will go to court on October 29, 2015. If convicted, this will mark his fifth conviction for Indecent Exposure.
MPD Arrest Report #15-16695