Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:09

Man Indicted As Stalker, Exhibitionist

May 16, 2018 – A 30-year-old South Memphis man has been indicted on charges that he stalked and exposed himself to women in the Central Gardens and Cooper-Young neighborhoods, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Wednesday.
A grand jury indicted Bryant K. Smith, who lives in the 1100 block of East McLemore, on one count of stalking and five counts of indecent exposure, all misdemeanors. His bond was set at $5,000.
Investigators said that on mornings between Dec. 1, 2017, and Jan. 19, 2018, Smith drove a small white Kia Optima slowly behind at least five different women who were walking or jogging in their neighborhoods.
They said he would ask them for directions and then exposed his penis to them or masturbated in front of them as he sat in the driver’s seat. In some cases, they said, Smith also made lewd comments to the women.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Lessie Rainey of the District Attorney’s Special Victims Unit which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.