Man Convicted Of Exposing Self Now Accused Of Peeping
By Mike Perleberg
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Dillsboro, Ind.) – A man convicted of showing his private parts to employees at a Dillsboro pharmacy is in trouble for some alleged creepy activity once again.
Last year, Billy Gene Luke was convicted by a Dearborn County jury on four counts of Public Indecency. Employees at Deville’s Drugstore, located directly across the street from Luke’s Rullman Drive home, witnessed Luke naked in his home through an open window on multiple occasions. Even Dillsboro Police had seen Luke bearing all as they conducted surveillance following complaints.
Luke got out of jail following his conviction.
On August 21, a woman allegedly caught Luke standing on the roof of the U.S. Post Office in Dillsboro peeping into the window of her apartment. The post office is connected to Deville’s Drugstore and the apartment is located directly above the store.
The woman identified Luke out of a photograph lineup of eight other white males, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department investigators said in a court affidavit. He was arrested the next day.
The 27-year-old Luke is back in jail charged with Voyeurism (Class A misdemeanor) and Criminal Trespass (Class D felony). Dearborn Superior Court I Judge Jonathan Cleary set his bond at $5,000 cash. Superior Court II Judge Sally Blankenship also revoked the bond for his earlier Public Indecency conviction and ordered that he be held until further order.
A jury trial on the new charges has been scheduled for January 13, 2014.
Court records show that complaints against Luke from the drugstore employees have continued after his release from jail.
Luke was ordered as part of his sentence not to be within a certain distance of the victims or the drug store. He wrote a letter to the judge stating that he could not avoid violating that order because of the nearby location of his home. The judge denied Luke’s request that the order be changed.