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      Suspected flasher arraigned

      The man arrested last week for allegedly exposing himself in Marquette was arraigned Monday morning. Twenty-eight-year-old Chase Walker Rowe is charged with indecent exposure by a sexually delinquent person, which is a felony with a penalty of one day to life in prison.

      He appeared before Judge Dennis Girard in Marquette County District Court for arraignment.

      Last Monday, Marquette police arrested Rowe for exposing himself to two women on the bike path between Wright Street and Fair Avenue. Police believe this wasn't the first time.

      At around 3:15 p.m., a woman contacted police stating that she had been walking down the bike path when she saw a man coming out of the woods exposing himself. Rowe was taken into custody by Marquette police after a search near the incident.

      Police said that they discovered Rowe in a garage on West Avenue. He told police that he was doing landscaping chores for the property owner, but police said that the statements were found to be false after contacting the owner.

      The victim that first contacted police stated that she saw another person on the bike path that witnessed the man. Both victims were taken to where Rowe was in custody and positively identified him.

      Police said that Rowe is possibly responsible for other indecent exposure incidents this summer in that area. Rowe recently moved to Marquette and is originally from Texas.

      Rowe will be back in court for a preliminary hearing on August 16 at 8:30 a.m. He remains free after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.