(Stillwater) — A Perkins man who was accused of exposing himself while driving on Highway 177 and on a busy street in Stillwater, in separate incidents three days apart, has been ordered to stand trial in Payne County District Court.
    Special District Judge Phillip Corley ruled April 8 after hearing testimony at two preliminary hearings that the evidence was sufficient to bind Michael Edwin Nelson over for trial on both felony charges.
    Nelson, 33, remains free on $12,500 bail pending his trial court arraignment in both cases on April 24 before Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler.
    Nelson was accused of wearing no pants and exposing himself while fondling his genitals while he was driving on Halloween on Highway 177, where another driver, a woman from Perkins, and her two juvenile passengers, allegedly saw him and were offended.
    Nelson was also accused of fondling himself while he was driving at McElroy and Perkins Road in Stillwater, where another woman allegedly saw him on Oct. 28 and was offended.
    Nelson could receive as much as a 20-year prison term and a $40,000 fine if convicted of both indecent exposure charges.