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Man arrested for being nude in gas station bathroom

William M. Hoskins can avoid more jail time than what he served when he was arrested after he was found naked in the bathroom of the Pilot Travel Center as long he stays out of legal trouble and stays away from Pilot.

That was part of the sentence Laurel District Court Judge "Skip" Hammons handed down Monday when Hoskins, 30, of Stoney Fork, pleaded guilty to charges of indecent exposure and shoplifting stemming from an incident Saturday morning at the truck stop in North Corbin.

Upon complaints from customers, including several small children who reportedly witnessed it, Laurel County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the truck stop off of exit 29 to deal with a naked man in the store's restroom.

Public Affairs Officer Gilbert Acciardo said Deputy Kirk Mays arrived just before 2 a.m. to find the suspect, later identified as Hoskins, still inside the store's restroom, and still wearing no clothes.

"He (Hoskins) didn't make any comment as to why he was naked," Acciardo said, noting that there was nothing to lead deputies to suspect he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Mays orders Hoskins to get dressed, which he did, using a shirt allegedly shoplifted from the store.

Hoskins was charged with indecent exposure and theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Hammons sentenced Hoskins to 90 days in jail, probated for 24 months provided he have no further violations and no contact with Pilot on the indecent exposure charge and 360 days, probated for 24 months provided he have no further legal violations in that time. In addition, Hoskins was fined $100 and ordered to pay $184 in court costs.


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