ALBANY, N.Y. -- A man police say is a chronic offender has been arrested again for exposing himself to two girls near a local school.
Officers say Jayshawn Owens, 24, exposed himself to two Myers Middle School students on Delaware Avenue. He has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of public lewdness.
Owens has a long arrest record. He was arrested five times in 2012 for stalking, public lewdness and criminal trespass. And police say on top of those five arrests, this is the fifth time he has been arrested this year.
"We're constantly educating our youth in vital topics such as personal safety and crime prevention and because of that educational effort, these students yesterday knew exactly what to do, they ran from a stranger, they notified a school official, because of that and because of the swift action of the school district in notifying the police we were able to place Jayshawn into custody today," said Albany Police Department Spokesperson Steve Smith.
Owens was unable to make bail and is in Albany County Jail.