Man Accused of Indecent Exposure Deemed Unfit to Stand Trial

Raymond Carl Tommy allegedly showed his genitalia to a group of children in August

By Justin Franz

A 23-year-old Kalispell man accused of indecent exposure has been committed to a state mental-health facility after he was found to be mentally unfit to stand trial.

Flathead County District Court Judge Amy Eddy signed an order on Sept. 21 committing Raymond Carl Tommy to the custody of a Department of Health and Human Services mental-health facility. The order came after a mental-health evaluation found the “defendant suffers from a serious mental illness.”

According to court documents, Flathead County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Old Steel Bridge along the Flathead River on the evening of Aug. 26 after receiving a report of an indecent exposure.

Witnesses told the deputies that Tommy had jumped into the river and when he got out of the water he approached four young children. He then reached into his shorts, pulled out his genitalia and showed the children. When the kids looked away, he began “hooting and hollering” to get them to look at him again.

When officers approached Tommy about the incident, he stated that he “wanted to apologize for the indecent exposure.”

Tommy was charged with two counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure and two counts of felony indecent exposure.

In March 2015, Tommy was charged with assault on a peace officer, however the matter was dismissed with prejudice in January after he was deemed “not fit to proceed.”

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