30-year-old Tajuana Shamika Young of 8th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested at about 11 a.m. yesterday (June 2) by Hickory Police on one misdemeanor count of indecent exposure.
Young was spotted walking, completely naked, in the area of Highland Avenue in Hickory by Catawba Co. Sheriff Coy Reid, who just happened to be passing by. Sheriff Reid stopped and asked the woman if she was OK. Young said she was fine. When asked if she knew she was naked, she said she did and also said she was not intoxicated and was just walking home.
At that point, a female H.P.D. Officer arrived on the scene. Young told the Hickory Officer she was running from a snake. She was taken into custody on the 800 block of 12th Street N.E.
Young has been confined in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $500 secured bond. She’ll appear in District Court on July 10.