DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY (WRCB) - Dalton Police say they have arrested the man responsible for a series of gropings.

 According to officials, Jonathan A. Barry of Trenton, Georgia in connection with three incidents in the Dalton area.

 The first reported incident occurred on July 18th at the TJ Maxx store in the Walnut Avenue Kroger shopping center.  The suspect approached a woman who was leaving the store and asked if he could ask her a question.  When she stopped, he pulled down her top and exposed her breasts before running away. 

 Later that week, on July 22nd, the suspect approached two women leaving the Belk's department store at Walnut Square Mall. Again, he asked one of the women to stop so he could ask her a question.  When she stopped, he grabbed her breast and ran away across the parking lot. 

 The third reported incident happened Tuesday, August 10th when the suspect approached a woman in the parking lot of the East Walnut Avenue Wal-Mart and offered her $100 to show him her breasts.


Barry is charged with two counts of sexual battery and one count of simple assault in connection with the incidents.