DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The St. George Police Department says a man is facing multiple charges after exposing himself to two different women in separate incidents, breaking into one of their homes and chasing the other woman.
A judge set Jacob Tyler Brooks' bond at $200,000. Police say he remains in the Dorchester County Detention Center.
According to a police report, Brooks broke into a home on East George Street in St. George on Saturday around 3:05 p.m. A woman says she saw a man in her home touching himself inappropriately as she was watching TV with her mother-in-law.
Authorities say she first thought it was her husband, but when she realized it wasn’t, she became scared for her life and yelled to Brooks to get out. He didn’t stop until she moved towards him and he ran out the home, the report states. The woman called for her husband who was in the yard working and the suspect got away.
In another incident, less than an hour later at about 3:40 p.m., police say a woman was jogging in the area of Weathers Street and Kelly Drive in St. George when Brooks began running after her with his pants down and shoes off.
The incident report states when the woman thought she was being followed she called her husband. Her husband spotted Brooks running after his wife, he yelled at Brooks and the husband began running towards him, the report states.
Police say Brooks turned around and ran to his truck and drove away.
The husband and a neighbor began chasing him in their own vehicle while on the phone with dispatch. Authorities say the suspect left St. George and headed toward the Shady Grove and Bowman area.
The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office joined in the chase, Brooks wrecked his truck and ran away, reports say. Authorities say Brooks was taken into custody shortly after trying to escape.
The St. George Police Department is charging Brooks with burglary second degree, assault and battery second degree, exposure of private parts in a lewd manner and three assault and battery first degree charges.
According to arrest records, Brooks was also arrested in 2017 in Summerville for indecent exposure.
The St. George police chief says they are expecting additional charges to be filed against Brooks related to other cases.
He’s believed to be a suspect in another case.