Former local GOP chairman charged with indecent exposure, resisting arrest after allegedly exposing self at department store

07/19/2017 01:04 PM

The former chairman of the Letcher County Republican Party was arrested at a department store in Kingsport, Tenn., after allegedly exposing himself to an employee in the bathroom on Tuesday.

David Narramore, 54, of Whitesburg, was charged with indecent exposure and resisting arrest after the incident, according to WJHL-TV.

According to the news station, police were called to Belk after a loss prevention employee reported that Narramore exposed himself after rubbing the employee’s foot with his foot from an adjacent bathroom stall.

Narramore, who also served on the Republican Party of Kentucky’s Executive Committee, resisted arrest when officers arrived at the scene and seemed unphased when they used a Taser, according to WJHL-TV. They wrestled him to the ground and arrested him, the report says.

RPK spokesman Tres Watson said Narramore has resigned all affiliations with the state Republican Party.

“Dr. Narramone is clearly going through some personal issues,” Watson said in a statement. “… We wish him well as he attempts to deal with his personal struggles.”

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at or 502-792-1135.


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