MACON, GEORGIA – A Macon police officer was charged with indecent exposure Friday afternoon on allegations that he exposed himself at Hair & Nail Salon, 4646 Forsyth Road, on April 30.
Sgt. John Horton, 42, was arrested at noon Friday on a warrant signed by a Bibb County Superior Court judge the same day, according to the arrest warrant. He was released on a $1,300 bond about an hour later, according to jail records.
The Macon Police Department is investigating the incident, according to the document.
Lars Anderson, Horton’s attorney, said Horton denies “in every shape and form that he exposed himself” at the salon on April 30 or any other day.
The incident is alleged to have occurred while Horton’s wife was “getting her hair done” and in the presence of his wife and children, Anderson said.
When the case goes to court, Horton’s wife will be there to deny that Horton exposed himself, he said.
Anderson said the indecent exposure charge is a misdemeanor.
Horton, who is assigned to the police pawn unit, declined comment Friday.
The owner of Hair & Nail Salon also declined comment, citing the police investigation.
Horton has been suspended for five days pending termination, according to police, who didn’t release details about the incident Friday.
Horton has been employed by the police department for 15 years, according to a roster of employees.
“He has a long record of service with the Macon Police Department and (the case) will be thoroughly and fairly investigated,” said Jami Gaudet, police spokeswoman.