LABELLE, FL. -- On June 2, 2006 at approximately 8:20 p.m. Hendry County Sheriff�s Office Deputies responded to a call concerning a male exposing himself in the Labelle Family Dollar Store at 250 West Hickpochee Avenue. Upon arrival Deputies were advised that a black male wearing a red cap and a blue Taco Bell uniform shirt had been exposing his genitalia to store patrons. According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee within minutes Deputies detained an individual matching that description in the parking lot of Popeyes Restaurant.
An eye witness traveled to where the suspect was being detained and positively identified Edward Triplett, Jr., as the person exposing himself in the Family Dollar Store. Based on information provided by witnesses that a person under the age of 16 was in close proximity to Triplett as he committed his illegal act, he was charged with Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition In The Presence of Person Under The Age of 16. Triplett was booked into the Hendry County Jail with bond set at $100,000.00.