Feb 3rd, 2007 - An 89-year-old man is charged with public indecency after police said he was driving completely nude.
Police said this was the third time John Welday was caught driving around naked.
Martins Ferry police said a search of the vehicle also yielded over 100 photos of Welday in the nude. The photos had been altered to remove identifying characteristics, such as Welday's face and license plate.
Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter said there is nothing illegal about the photographs, but he is worried Welday may have been leaving the photos in public places.
"We find concern with it when he is traveling past a park where children are known to frequent," Welday said.
Friday night a neighbor of Jack Welday's told NEWS9 she is shocked to hear of the arrest.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, said Welday would never be a threat to any children.
"What upset me was when they mentioned the fact he maybe would exhibit himself in front of children," said the woman. "There's no way, like I said, I grew up around him, my children grew up around him, and anybody you talk to that knows Jack, will tell you the same."
Anyone who may have found one of the photos is asked to contact police immediately.
Welday pleaded not guilty Friday.
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