Drug Store Flasher Allegedly Violated Protection Orders
By Mike Perleberg
(Dillsboro, Ind.) – A man convicted of exposing himself to employees of a local pharmacy is again in trouble for violating the protection order preventing him from being outside his home next door.
Billy Gene Luke, 28, was convicted of four counts of Public Indecency in a July of 2012 plea agreement in Dearborn Superior Court I. He had been accused of exposing himself to employees at DeVille’s Pharmacy in Dillsboro through the window of his home, located directly next to the store’s employee parking lot.
Luke was sentenced to jail, in-home detention, and probation. Also, no contact orders pertaining to each of the victims were part of the sentence. Each order stated that Luke was not to be on his front porch, visible to the employees.
On January 2, Luke was released from jail and returned home to serve 730 days of in-home incarceration. According to a court affidavit, the victims had seen Luke on his front porch and driveway multiple times between January 3 and 7, when sub-zero temperatures had set in on the area.
The drug store employees as well as investigators took photographs of Luke outside the residence. In one case, he was just a few feet from a vehicle belonging to one of the victims as she was leaving work. Surveillance video from the store also allegedly showed Luke on the porch.
An investigator with the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department spoke with Luke on January 8. Luke told the officer “he was allowed to be outside anytime he wants, and will be doing it more when summer comes.”
Luke claimed his attorney told him he could not be outside his residence, but none of his court papers stated that.
Eight days after being released from jail, Luke was arrested and booked back in on January 10 on three charges of Invasion of Privacy (Class D felony) and Probation Violation (Class D felony).
Luke has been ordered held on the invasion of privacy charges with a $30,000 surety and $7,500 cash bond in Dearborn Superior Court II. No bond has been set in Superior Court I for the probation violation charge.
Prosecutors have filed in Superior Court II a notice of intent to seek an enhanced penalty based upon Luke’s prior convictions.
In September 2013, Luke was arrested again for allegedly peeping into a woman’s second floor apartment. He had allegedly scaled the roof of a connected building.