The Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) today arrested James Ashley Hulgan, 40, of Leeds, Ala., for lewd and lascivious behavior in the presence of a 15-year-old and 23-year-old female.
“Our deputies apprehended the suspect within minutes of receiving the call,” said Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. “They should be commended for their rapid response and quick thinking.”
The WCSO received a 911 call at approximately 12:46 p.m. from an individual who alleged that a white male driving a van in Seagrove, Fla., stopped the two females and asked if there was a nude beach in the area. The man, who allegedly was not wearing pants, instructed the females to enter his van. The females refused.
Hulgan was arrested at approximately 2:18 p.m. at an apartment complex in Seagrove, Fla. He was charged with one count of lewd and lascivious behavior, a second-degree felony; and one count of indecent exposure, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Hulgan was booked into the Walton County Jail.
The case is active and ongoing. Additional charges are pending. The arrest report will be available tomorrow morning.