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CLARKSVILLE — Two men were arrested after an undercover officer claims the men were seen masturbating while inside Theatair X in Clarksville on Thursday night. 54de670448e6a_image

George Tunget, 57, Clarksville, and, Jay Tuggle, 74, Almont, Mich., were preliminarily charged with the class C misdemeanors of public nudity and public indecency.

Tunget faces an additional charge of possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony, which carries a penalty of 2 1/2 years in state prison.

Neither man has been officially charged as of press time.

Tuggle was released from the Clark County jail on his own recognizance Friday, and Tunget was discharged the same day after a $500 payment was made toward his $5,000 court-cash bond.

The Clarksville Police Department reports that undercover officers were used at Theatair X to “observe the theater room for any illegal activity that occurs … in the open, public view.”

An undercover officer reported that Tunget followed him into a theater room.

“While Tunget was standing next to [the undercover officer], he pulled his pants down below his genital area and began masturbating,” police reported.

After Tunget was taken into custody, police located a “small, green colored bag containing a whitish colored, crystalline substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine,” according to the police report.

Tuggle was arrested after he exposed himself in plain view and masturbated in a theater room while seated about five feet from an undercover officer, police reported.

Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer said crimes occurring inside the adult theater was one of the primary complaints from residents when he was appointed to lead the department three years ago.

“We are going to continue to address criminal activity taking place in Theatair X,” Palmer said. “We will continue these types of operations until these crimes are not happening any longer.”

Palmer said his department has no interest in violating anyone’s right to visit Theatair X, but that he will not accept criminal behavior in the business.

Tuggle is scheduled to appear in Clarksville Town Court on Tuesday for an initial hearing. Tunget is expected to appear in Clark County Circuit No. 2 on Monday.







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