Cops say they know naked jogger’s name

Authorities now have a name to go with a photograph of a man suspected in one or more cases of indecent exposure on trails in Garfield County.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tanny McGinnis said authorities identified the man after issuing his photograph last week as a Garfield County Crime Stoppers case and asking for leads as to who he is.

“We got tips, we got lots of tips, both email and to Crime Stoppers,” she said.

Authorities weren’t releasing the man’s name Monday. McGinnis said investigators have contacted the man and scheduled an interview with him, and are trying to determine if he may have been involved in more than one incident.

She said the man was indecently exposed in the distributed photo. It was cropped below the shoulders for public release and depicts him as shirtless. Authorities haven’t revealed the photo’s origins.

She said the man likely will be charged in connection with at least one incident unless he can provide a good explanation for having been exposed.

Authorities say they have been taking reports of naked men on Garfield County trails for a number of years, including several in the Carbondale area this year. McGinnis said that based on descriptions, three different men might have been involved.

The sheriff’s office will be holding a meeting on the situation at 5:30 tonight at the Carbondale fire station, including a 45-minute personal safety presentation and 45 minutes for people to voice their concerns.


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