UPDATE | Man out of jail after being arrested for having sex in a neighborhood street

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Logan Wright (left) and Nicole Gambrell (right)

MARTINEZ, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Logan Wright is now out of jail over 24 hours after being arrested on charges of indecent exposure and child molestation after having sex in the middle of the street of a Martinez subdivision with Nicole Gambrell.

Gambrell was released Thursday evening. Investigators say both were lying naked in the middle of the roadway having sex there. They also admitted to being under the influence of LSD.

The sex act was observed by as many as four children who were waiting for the school bus.

Gambrell and Wright are facing indecent exposure, public indecency and child molestation charges after this incident and both are awaiting a trial.



Thursday, April 13, 2017

11:45 p.m.
MARTINEZ, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says it can not explain what happened in the middle of Creek View Circle in Martinez.

19-year-old Nicole Gambrell is out of jail while 19-year-old Logan Wright remains behind bars. Deputies say Gambrell told them she and Wright had taken LSD before they ended up naked on the road, where they were caught having sex by kids waiting for the bus.

Neighbors in that area say they've never seen anything like this and neither have the police who serve them and patrol the area.

Jacob Seale's Thursday morning commute is normally a quiet and simple trip to work. Thursday's drive quickly took an unexpected turn before he even made it out of his neighborhood.

"About 6:45, I was leaving my house to go to work," Seale says. "I was eating a Hot Pocket and I almost dropped it, when I looked back up I didn't know what I was seeing. I came around the corner and I had to slam on brakes because there was a boy laying in the road butt naked and a girl standing up naked."

He had found 19-year-olds Nicole Gambrell and Logan Wright in the middle of Creek View Circle in Martinez. Just minutes before, he had helped his 13-year-old brother to the school bus.

Seale says it's harder to handle after growing up with Gambrell for years in that same neighborhood and attending Evans High School together for years.

"It was more shock," Seale says. "I keep saying shocked because you would never guess that somebody that you go to school with would be hanging out in the neighborhood naked. That really doesn't happen every day. All in all, I never thought she'd do drugs though."

It's an even crazier situation for Sgt. Tim Johnson, one of three Columbia County officers who responded to the call. He says it took as many as four schoolchildren waiting for the bus to see the couple having sex in the street before their parents called the police.

"We can't explain what happened today. Unfortunately, they can't either," Sgt. Johnson says. "They were under the influence of LSD and they admitted to having sex. It's not our normal call. Anything that happens in front of children, especially an indecent act like that, it's just not good at all."

Deputies say both Gambrell and Wright took two dabs of LSD early Thursday morning before it happened. In nine years on the force, he's never seen anything like this. But he says the charges these two face are still serious since kids under the age of 16 were involved.

"For [an act to be considered] child molestation, somebody has to do an indecent and immoral act in front of a child under the age of 16. So having sex in the middle of the roadway in front of children is a lewd act and they're going to pay heavily for it."

While they're facing charges, Seale says parents in this neighborhood are facing a tough talk with their young ones and what they saw.

"I feel very bad for those parents that had to explain to their kids why these people are laying in the street naked and what they were doing, why they were doing it," Seale says. "It's horrible man. It's really bad."

Gambrell and Wright are facing indecent exposure, public indecency and child molestation charges after this incident and both are awaiting a trial.



1:22 p.m.

MARTINEZ, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Two teens have been charged with indecent exposure and child molestation after having sex in the middle of the street of a Martinez subdivision.

Logan Eric Wright and Nicole Katherine Gambrell, both 19, were arrested Thursday morning on Creekview Circle. Investigators say both were lying naked in the middle of the roadway having sex there. They also admitted to being under the influence of LSD.

The sex act was observed by two children who were waiting for the school bus.

Wright was transported to Doctor's Hospital for an evaluation and then released into custody. Both Wright and Gambrell were transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.