Repeated Alabama sex offender exposed himself from vacant apartment balcony, deputies say

Published 12:45 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2023

An Alabama man and registered sex offender was arrested last week after sheriff’s deputies say he exposed himself to a women — and it’s not the first time he’s done so, or even the second.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they were called to a residence on Wildridge Circle on January 10.

After investigating deputies believe Jonathan Wade Copeland, 39, of Maylene, Alabama, had gained access to a vacant apartment and exposed himself to the victim from the apartment’s balcony.

Copeland was charged with indecent exposure and third-degree burglary. He was held on $30,000 bond. reported that Copeland had been charged multiple times over the past several years with exposing himself to women in public including to shoppers inside Alabama Michaels and Walmart stores.