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Man charged in public indecency

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Photo by Brian Giandelone

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Norcross man was arrested Thursday on multiple counts on public indecency, in an incident eerily similar to one he was booked for more than a decade ago.

Daniel Jay Peverill, 52, was taken into custody after at least six separate individuals reported they had seen him standing at a window in his home at 6860 Windfaire Drive “in a state of complete nudity.”

The incidents, in which police said Peverill was intentionally awaiting passersby, all occurred between October of last year and earlier this month, according to arrest warrants.

These weren’t his first such run-ins with the law.

In 1997, Peverill was ultimately convicted on one count of public indecency after eight people came forward claiming they had seen him “profiling” nude in front of a window at the same home.

According to documents regarding that arrest, Peverill had previously been warned and arrested — on separate occasions — for similar incidents

“Mr. Peverill did not seem to be completely shocked (when told he was being arrested),” the responding officer wrote in 1997. “Neither did his wife.”

While being interviewed following that arrest, Peverill repeatedly told officers he would “just have to get thicker blinds.” Originally charged with eight counts of public indecency, he was convicted of just one and sentenced to 12 months probation.

Jail records show Peverill was released from Gwinnett County Jail on Thursday on $7,800 bond.