Accused flasher in court today

MARQUETTE – A 28-year-old Marquette man accused of flashing two women on the bike path in Marquette last week was arraigned in Marquette County District Court this morning on the single charge against him.

Chase Walker Rowe – along with his attorney, Karl Numinen of the Marquette firm Numinen and Pence – appeared before Judge Dennis H. Girard for arraignment on one charge of indecent exposure by a sexually delinquent person, a felony punishable by up to life in prison. Rowe remains free on a $5,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary examination at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 16.

According to the Marquette City Police Department, officers were called to the area of the bike path near the Upper Peninsula Medical Center, located along West Fair Avenue, at approximately 3:15 p.m. July 29 on a report of a male subject exposing himself to women.

Upon arrival, police spoke with a female subject who stated she was walking down the bike path between Fair Avenue and Wright Street when she saw a man she later identified as Rowe walking out of the woods, exposing himself.

The woman said there was another woman on the bike path at the time of the incident. Police said she also provided a description of the alleged flasher, which officers used to successfully locate Rowe hiding in a garage off of West Avenue.

Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.