Ky GOP official accused of indecent exposure in Tennessee department store


A Republican Party of Kentucky official was removed from his office after being arrested in Tennessee Saturday and is accused of resisting officers after exposing himself in a Belk department store bathroom to an employee.

David Narramore, 54, of Whitesburg, Kentucky at the time served as a member of the State Executive Committee of the state’s Republican Party as well as the Letcher County chairman, said Tres Watson, communication’s director for the Republican Party of Kentucky.

“Dr. Narramore is clearly going through some personal issues. As of Tuesday morning, he has resigned any affiliation with the RPK.  We wish him well as he attempts to deal with his personal struggles,” Watson said.

Narramore did not return a request for comment made at 9:30 a.m.

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Political contribution records show he donated $2,500 to the Republican Party of Kentucky and Political candidates, including $1,000 to the Jefferson County Republican Party. His occupation is listed as a dentist, records show he owns his own dental practice in Whitesburg, Kentucky. 

An employee from the Belk Department store contacted police when Narramore rubbed his foot while sitting in the bathroom stall next to him and exposed his genitals, an arrest citation states. 

When authorities attempted to arrest Narramore, he would not put his arms behind his back to be handcuffed. A Kingsport officer then used her Taser on him, the arrest citation states. 

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The Taser, however, didn’t have any effect on Narramore, and an officer punched him in the face to subdue him, an arrest citation states. Several officers then wrestled Narromore to the ground and were eventually able to detain him.

Kingsport Police said Narramore posted his $2,250 bond the day following his arrest. 

Reporter Darcy Costello contributed to this report. Reach Reporter Thomas Novelly at 502-582-4455 or by email at tnovelly@courier-journal.com. Follow him on Twitter @TomNovelly. 

 

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