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UPDATE: Tips lead to arrest of man accused of exposing himself to young girls

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Derrick Lockhart (Source: STPSO) Derrick Lockhart (Source: STPSO)
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said postings on social media prompted a flood of tips about a a man accused of exposing himself to young girls.

Deputies said within minutes of making the story public, they had a name: Derrick Lockhart. Lockhart, 40, of Ponchatoula, was picked up at his home early Friday morning and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on two counts of obscenity.   

According to police, over the past month, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office has received reports of a man exposing himself to young females in the River Chase Shopping Center Parking lot along the Louisiana Highway 21 corridor near Covington.

On two different occasions, teenage girls have reported they were in the parking lot when they observed an older model, extended cab, tan, Dodge pick-up with duel exhaust protruding from the bed driving around in an unusual manner.

Both girls reported that the trucked stopped near where they were located, and the driver exposed his genitals to them.

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