Couple charged in park tryst

By The Associated Press

GREENWOOD — A couple will be in municipal court on March 19 to answer misdemeanor charges of having sex in a north Greenwood public park.

The couple’s New Year’s Day tryst was videotaped by a passing motorist using a cellphone.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that 55-year-old Tommie Ray Gilmore and 43-year-old Leisa Silas Chandler are charged with indecent exposure and public drunkenness.

Police arrested the pair on Jan. 1 after receiving a report around 11:30 a.m. of a couple having sex on the ground at Veterans Park. Police say an officer witnessed the couple having sex.

While the couple was being questioned by officers on the scene, two people showed police a video recording they made with their cellphone as they drove near the park.