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New charge for Washington man accused of indecent exposure

Mar. 8—The charges are piling up for a Washington man accused of exposing himself on an Amtrak train.

Mallory Nehemiah Brown, of Auburn, Washington is being held on $150,000 bail following the alleged Jan. 9 incident. Brown is charged with felony indecent exposure to a minor and misdemeanor indecent exposure to a minor.

Brown had another felony case filed against him recently for an assault in the Lincoln County Detention Center. He pleaded not guilty to felony assault with a weapon at a Feb. 26 arraignment.

Brown is in the jail after being hauled off an Amtrak train after allegedly exposing himself to two teen-age girls during an incident in January. He pleaded not guilty to those charges on Jan. 29.

The most recent case began on Feb. 11 when county Deputy Derek Breiland learned of an incident at the jail at about 10:35 a.m. Breiland reported that while passing out morning medications, Detention Officer Martin saw Brown grab an orange jail sock with a blunt object inside, walk into another inmate's pod where he repeatedly struck a man. Martin told Breiland the assault appeared to be unprovoked.

The alleged victim, a 35-year-old man, told Breiland he was laying on his bed when Brown entered his cell and struck him multiple times. The man said there was no argument or conversation before the assault and he was unaware it would happen.

Breiland reported the weapon was made of two jail socks which held a bar of soap. The deputy also reported that Brown was involved in other assaults in the jail since he'd been locked up in January. He also said Brown had a lengthy criminal history from multiple states with multiple assault convictions dating back to 2014.

In the indecent exposure case, according to the probable cause statement by Libby Chief of Police Cody Ercanbrack, Brown had a conviction for indecent exposure on March 8, 2017, in Miles City, Montana.

Ercanbrack reported being dispatched to the train station in Libby after Amtrak police called reporting a man was exposing himself on the train. When the train pulled in, Ercanbrack and county Sheriff's Office Captain John Davis met with the train conductor and staff who told the officers that a man was masturbating in front of some juvenile girls.

Ercanbrack spoke with the man, identified as Brown, and asked him if he had been masturbating on the train. He allegedly said he had his hand down his pants while he slept.

Ercanbrack then spoke to the sisters, one 14 years old and the other, 16 years old. The alleged 14-year-old victim said Brown sat down in front of them and said he kept looking back at them while he allegedly masturbated. They told the officer they could see Brown's penis as he touched himself while he looked back at them.

One of the girls got her grandma, who then sat in her seat and she also witnessed Brown masturbating, according to the court document. The grandmother found the conductor and told him what was happening. The conductor called Lincoln County Dispatch to request Brown be removed from the train and charged.

Brown's next hearing is set for March 11.