James Thomas Morrow, 49, was charged Monday night with public intoxication, illegal possession of prescription medication and public lewdness after Jasper police found him completely nude at Gamble Park.
Jasper Police Chief Connie Cooner Rowe said a call was received at the police department Monday night concerning a possible naked person walking around the park, near the playground area. When Officer Greg Brown arrived at the park, he noticed the man, wearing no clothing, running toward a black pickup truck.
“When he exited the truck, the officer reported he was only wearing pants with the fly unzipped and a belt halfway on,” Rowe said. “There was also a strong odor of alcohol.”
Morrow was taken into custody just after 10 p.m.
“This is the first call of this nature the Jasper Police Department has received in some time that I am aware of,” Rowe said. “I certainly hope this is an isolated incident.”