Lake Charles man arrested for masturbating in front of undercover female officer

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KLFY) Lake Charles Police  say since December 1, 2016 their office had received approximately 20 complaints of a man masturbating and exposing himself to various female victims.

On Thursday, undercover officers worked in the area of the complaints near the Lake Charles Civic Center, Shell Beach Drive and Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive.

During the undercover investigation, police say, 34 year old Trevis Barber exposed himself to and then masturbated in front of an undercover female officer in the 1300 block of Common Street.

When officers attempted to make an arrest, they say Barber fled the scene in his vehicle and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

Police say Barber then stopped his vehicle in the area of 6th Avenue and 5th Street and fled on foot and after a brief foot pursuit, he was apprehended.

Barber was arrested and charged with obscenity, aggravated flight from an officer and resisting arrest.

Police say Barber has two prior convictions for obscenity.

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