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3rd arrest for ex-Mount Carmel vice mayor: Now living in Piney Flats, man accused of crimes against woman, 5 kids

Rain Smith, NET News Service • Apr 4, 2014 at 11:33 AM

KINGSPORT — A Piney Flats man set to go to trial for allegedly exposing himself and harassing multiple female motorists has been arrested again, this time for a reportedly lewd and dangerous incident on Stone Drive.

William Lee Blakely, 31, of 1031 Allison Road, turned himself at the Kingsport Police Department on Thursday evening. A warrant filed March 24 charges him with six counts of criminal attempt to commit aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, with an affidavit adding that he made inappropriate gestures toward a woman and five juveniles.

Court records state that during the incident his vehicle carried a passenger, identified as a "small child."

Blakely — a former Mount Carmel alderman and vice mayor — was previously arrested twice in one week's time during February of 2013, accused of exposing his genitalia while driving recklessly. Following media coverage, KPD investigators said more than two dozen females throughout the region came forward with accusations against him.

Our partners at the Kingsport Times-News have more on this developing story.