A man has been accused again of indecent exposure, this time by a census worker.

Tristan Douglas Coffey, 20, of 2520 Burke Smokey Creek Road, was charged with misdemeanor use of premises for indecent exposure, according to a warrant for arrest served Wednesday.

Since 2018, Coffey has racked up eight other indecent exposure charges across Burke and Caldwell counties, according to a search of the North Carolina Judicial Branch website. That doesn't include a misdemeanor stalking charge and two charges for assault with a deadly weapon.

According to previous News Herald articles, Coffey has previously been accused of exposing himself:

» after trying to run a woman off the road

» when a woman approached his car that was stopped on the side of the road

» to a woman at a car wash

» to a woman working at a business in Rutherford College

» to a woman walking her dogs in Rutherford College

This time, Coffey was accused of exposing himself to a U.S. Census worker as she was leaving his yard after conducting the census, according to an affidavit filed at the Burke County Courthouse.

She wrote that Coffey came out of his house naked and masturbated about 10 feet in front of her car, according to the affidavit.

As she was driving away, the woman said Coffey followed her down the driveway a little "to make sure he was still exposing himself," the affidavit said. 

Coffey's bond was set at $35,000 secured with a court date set for Oct. 28, according to the Burke County Police to Citizen website.

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That boy needs to go to prison...he is habitual and it cant be corrected. But, I will tell you this...if he does anything to my family...I wont be calling the police because its obvious the court system isnt gonna do anything.

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