EDWARDSVILLE — A Jerseyville man was charged with public indecency after exposing himself to an Alton School District bus driver, police said.
According to a press release from Madison County Sheriff John D. Lakin, Adam D. Baumgartner, 33, of the 700 block of Liberty Street, was arrested after exposing himself to the bus driver at 8:36 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Godfrey Road and Homer Adams Parkway.
A sheriff’s deputy met with the driver, a bus monitor, and the single teenage student passenger of the bus during the initial investigation. The driver told the deputy that while stopped at the traffic light on Godfrey Road at Homer Adams Parkway, she looked over at a white Jeep sport utility vehicle in the turn lane next to the bus. The driver immediately noticed the Jeep driver was naked. The driver reported Baumgartner was looking directly at her and smiling. The bus monitor and the teenage passenger provided corroborating statements.
The Jeep was linked to Baumgartner, who investigators found at about 3 p.m. at his apartment in Jerseyville. Baumgartner was interviewed and booked into the Madison County Jail on the public indecency charge, a misdemeanor. Baumgartner posted $100 bond and was released the same day.