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Wilson man charged with secret peeping

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A Wilson man accused of peeping into women’s windows has been identified and arrested.

Police charged 39-year-old Walter B. Edwards with three counts of secret peeping stemming from three incidents beginning in March.

On March 20, police responded to a 9:37 p.m. call to the 3800 block of Newton Avenue. Officers spoke with a woman who said she saw a man on her security video system standing outside her windows who was looking into her home.

About a month later, another woman who lived in the same area off N.C. 58 contacted police with a similar complaint, officials said. The woman told police that a family member told her that a man had been recorded looking into her windows at 12:32 a.m. on April 25, officials said.

That same victim, police said, contacted 911 several hours later at 10:36 p.m. to report that the same man was back at her home looking through her windows, police said.

Sgt. Steve Stroud said officers arrived, and due to previous security recordings, they were able to locate and arrest Edwards. He was jailed under a $3,500 secured bond.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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