A man was charged after a police officer saw him urinating on the side of the road on Nov. 23.
Matthew Thomas Welborn was charged with indecent exposure after Public Safety Officer H. Kania saw him urinating on the side of Sanford Drive, according to the arrest report.
When Kania confronted Welborn, he repeatedly ignored her, the report said. When Welborn finally stopped, he wouldn’t listen to her instructions to move closer to her patrol car, the report said, and tried to walk away from her.
Welborn became irate, the report said, and started to shout that Kania had no reason to detain him. When she instructed that she needed to get his information, he started to yell his personal information at her and stepped closer to her and puffed out his chest. He took a step back when she asked him to do so, but continued shouting, Kania wrote in the report.
PSO Thompson arrived on scene and Welborn’s demeanor changed, Kania wrote. He started to speak calmly with Thompson and asked what he had done wrong. Anytime Kania would ask him questions or say anything, he would ignore her, the report said.
Welborn then advised officers that Kania was the third female officer to “harass” him in Burke County, the report said.
Kania placed Welborn under arrest. As she was handcuffing him, he tried to turn around, asking what he had done wrong, the report said.
When Kania tried to search Welborn, he became irate again. As she was searching his waistband, he shouted “you’re searching my [expletive], yo don’t touch my [expletive] sexy [sic],” and wouldn’t let Kania search him because she wasn’t “no [expletive], [expletive] man,” the report said.
He then told officers that this was the second time he’d “been charged with disorderly conduct by a [expletive] female,” the report said.
Later, he apologized for his behavior, telling Kania that he was used to “being cuffed by men” and that Kania disrespected “us men,” the report said.
On the ride to Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility, Welborn asked Kania what was “wrong with female cops? You all act like you’re going to war. This is not Afghanistan,” the report said.
Previously, Welborn has been charged with two separate counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, both from Aug. 11, according to the arrest warrants. One for shoving PSO Y. Rivera and another for slamming PSO K. Davis’ leg in a door, the warrants said.
For his indecent exposure charge, Welborn was issued a $1,000 secured bond with a trial date set for Jan. 14, the arrest report said.