May 152013
 

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By Kristin Zachary

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Police are investigating the possibility a video was recorded in an East Carolina University locker room by a Peeping Tom who filmed players undressing last year after a Carolina Mudcats game.

LaDarryl Strong, 33, posed as a janitor and sneaked into a visitors’ locker room at Five County Stadium after a game between the Mudcats and the Wilmington (Del.) Blue Rocks on April 10, 2012.

Officials with the Zebulon Police Department said Strong, 169 Snow Hill St., Ayden, filmed players undressing. He was arrested in the stadium parking lot, and officers recovered eight videos, a small camera, 15 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia from his vehicle.

At the time of his arrest, Strong was employed with Lenoir County School System as a technology assistant in a Kinston school.

Investigators searched his Ayden home and seized 20 computers and other media devices. Strong was charged with felony secret peeping, first-degree trespass, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Zebulon chief said at that time he expected officers to find other crimes on the recovered videos and called the incident a “very bold” crime that a first-time offender would not attempt.

Strong was convicted March 8 in Wake County of a misdemeanor count of secretly peeping and was sentenced to 36 months probation, state records show.

ECU was notified that one of the videos recovered from Strong’s home might have been filmed in an ECU locker room, Lt. Chris Sutton said Tuesday.

Information about when the notification was received was not immediately available, he said, but the investigation is in an early stage.

Sutton said his department already has contacted the District Attorney’s Office and will work in collaboration if it determines a crime has occurred.

“This is probably going to be an investigation that will take a little longer,” he said.

Contact Kristin Zachary at kzachary@reflector.com and 252-329-9566. Follow her on Twitter @kzacharygdr.

via The Daily Reflector.

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