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5/16/2018 12:06:00 AM
Lowell Man Arrested After Incident at Stanley Park
Christopher Hayes accused of taking photos of child urinating in bathroom
photo courtesy of Gaston County Sheriff's Office
photo courtesy of Gaston County Sheriff's Office

Wayne Howard
Staff Reporter

A Lowell man accused of taking inappropriate pictures of a young boy at Stanley's Harper Park restroom was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Cleveland County.

Christopher David Hayes, 34, was taken into custody in Shelby, three days after he allegedly photographed the 10-year-old boy urinating in the bathroom at Harper Park on Saturday (May 12th).

The boy ran outside after he saw Hayes taking the photos screaming to nearby adults.

Gabe Taylor, a youth baseball coach, tried to stop Hayes from leaving, punching at Hayes’ driver’s side window, but Hayes got away, running over Taylor’s foot and backing into a parked car as he fled.

Other adults got Hayes’ license plate number and a description of his car, which allowed police to identify him.

He was booked into the Gaston County Jail shortly after 4 PM Tuesday, charged with Assault With a Deadly Weapon (the car, from running over Taylor's foot), Property Damage Hit & Run, and Secret Peeping. His bond was set at $10,000 secured.

Stanley Parks and Recreation Director Tug Deason said while this was the first incident of its kind at the park, it's still very disturbing. "I still think our park is a safe place," Deason said. "You can't keep people from using the bathroom."
Even so, Deason said he'll meet with Stanley Police chief Derek Summey and Town Manager Heath Jenkins to discuss park security.

Taylor said the good thing is that the boy let people know what had happened quickly--which resulted in Hayes being arrested.

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