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David Wendelschafer, 44, expected to be arraigned on charges related to arrest on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24

David WendelschaferA Scappoose man was arrested last week after reports that he exposed himself to multiple customers in Walmart in St. Helens last week.

David Wendelschafer, 44, was arrested just before 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, on charges of public indecency and disorderly conduct.

St. Helens Walmart customers reported to St. Helens Police Department officers that Wendelschafer exposed himself in two separate incidents in the store on Gable Road, a press release from SHPD stated.

Court records show that Wendelschafer had several convictions in the 1990s for assault, possession of a firearm and DUII, as well as a 2010 DUII conviction.

Records also show that Wedndelschafer was arrested for three separate instances of public indecency between 2017 and present, but was not convicted on any of those charges.

Most recently, Wendelschafer was arrested in February on one charge of public indecency, but he remained in custody of the Oregon State Hospital to undergo several psychological evaluations. In late August, Columbia County Circuit Judge Jenefer Grant signed a motion to dismiss the case stating, per hospital evaluation, there is not a substantial likelihood that defendant can be restored to competency, court records show.

Wendelschafer was expected to be arraigned on charges relating to his September arrest on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24.


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