Lufkin police arrested a man in early June accused of exposing himself in front of a child.

James Tant Jr., 59, of Lufkin, is charged with indecency with a child – exposure. LPD arrested him June 3. County records indicate he has a $25,000 bond and was transferred out of the jail June 5.

The sworn-complaint for Tant’s arrest states an LPD officer dispatched to a call about a man exposing himself to a family in the 1800 block of West Frank Avenue on the evening of June 2. Upon arrival, the officer noticed Tant standing next to a gray vehicle behind a business, shirtless and attempting to pull his pants up.

A witness on the scene showed the officer cellphone footage that appeared to show Tant at the same location with his pants and underwear pulled down to his ankles and touching himself in the presence of a child under the age of 17.

This appears to be Tant’s only arrest in Angelina County. As of Thursday afternoon, no court appointments have been set for him.

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