A Kentucky Republican Party county chairman has resigned after he was arrested in Tennessee on charges of indecent exposure and resisting arrest in a department store, the GOP and police said.
David Narramore, 54, of Whitesburg was arrested Saturday night in a Belk department store in Kingsport, Tenn., according to police there.
A store employee told officers that he was in a bathroom stall next to Narramore when Narramore began rubbing his foot against the employee’s. Narramore then exposed himself to the employee, according to police.
Narramore was escorted to an office, and when police officers arrived, he tried to “passively resist” arrest. After pulling away from and then moving toward officers, and then attempting to fight the officers, he was subdued with a stun gun, according to police.
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Narramore, a dentist, was taken to the Kingsport city jail.
The Letcher County Republican Party chairman resigned following the arrest, according to Tres Watson, communications director for the state Republican Party.
“Dr. Narramore is clearly going through some personal issues,” and has resigned from all affiliation with the Republican Party of Kentucky, Watson said. “We wish him well as he attempts to deal with (his) personal struggles.”
Narramore declined to comment from his office Wednesday because he was seeing patients, according to an employee.
Narramore “maintains his innocence,” said his attorney, Matt King of Spivey, King and Spivey in Kingsport.
Monica Kast: 859-231-1320, @monicakastwku