Charlotte Observer: 'Dilworth Flasher' Faces More Charges
Michael Wayne Adams, 36. Photo courtesy of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. The accused "Dilworth Flasher" is facing more charges after police said they linked him to two other cases in which he exposed himself to women. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested 36-year-old Michael Wayne Adams of Charlotte on Monday. He was accused of twice flashing women as he rode a bicycle in the Dilworth area. One incident happened Jan. 25 across from Dilworth Elementary School. The other happened Feb. 5 when a woman reported a man exposed himself to her as she walked her dog on East Park Avenue. Information from the women, as well as anonymous tips, led investigators to Adams, police said. On Wednesday, police announced they determined Adams is the suspect in two other cases that happened earlier this month. Police said Adams exposed himself to a woman in the 2000 block of South Boulevard around 7:15 p.m. Feb. 1. On the afternoon of Feb. 5, he exposed himself to a woman jogging along the 500 block of South Cedar Street in uptown, police said. Adams is now charged with three counts of indecent exposure and two counts of public masturbation. He remained Wednesday in Mecklenburg jail, where he was being held under a $4,400 bond. Records show Adams is a felon with convictions dating back to the 1990s. He's been convicted of assault on a female, breaking and entering and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the N.C. Department of Correction. Police said they will continue to work to determine whether Adams is the suspect in more incidents. Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Copyright 2012 The Charlotte Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.