Man charged with indecent exposure at 3 Jackson businesses


JACKSON, Tenn. — Local business owners recall encounters spanning  nine months that have landed an elderly man in jail on numerous counts of indecent exposure.

Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace Jr., 75, was officially charged Thursday morning with four counts of indecent exposure and on count of indecent exposure to a minor.

Wallace is accused of exposing his private area to the owners of three north Jackson salons multiple times between last May and last month. Court papers say the first was at Let’s Wax It.

“He had his genital outside of his pants and was trying to show my receptionist his private area,” Let’s Wax It owner Danielle Perry said.

According to owners, when Wallace came to the salon he actually signed his waiver using an alias, Jerry Leece, before heading to the back for his procedure. A month later, the owner says Wallace got aroused during his appointment, but she called police over what she says he did next.

“Came out of the restroom, it was full-blown out,” Perry said. “And he came out and exposed himself to my 5-year-old son too.”

Perry says she banned him from her business after that. In December, workers at Bloom Med Spa said he dropped his pants in front of him after being denied service. And just last month the owner at Anew Image Salon says she was victimized.

“So I took him in my wax room and he kind of fumbled with his shirt,” Anew Image Salon owner Susan Lovelace said. “Then he said, ‘Well, you’re going to see it anyway,’ and just dropped his pants, with nothing on.”

Both salon owners report even more suspicious activity by Wallace this week.

“He’s driving by real slow, and when he got out of his truck he just stared right at me,” Lovelace said. “And that’s when I called the police again.”

“We pulled up in the parking lot — he was actually sitting in the parking lot in front of our building at 8 o’clock in the morning,” Perry said.

Both women say they’re still in shock.

“He’s an elderly man — he’s 75 years old,” Lovelace said. “I didn’t think he was harmful at all.”

“But I guess you can’t underestimate age anymore either,” Perry said.

Wallace is still in jail in lieu of $2,000 bond. He is set to be back in court on March 30.

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