Home Crime Man charged with peeping into Hamlet home

Man charged with peeping into Hamlet home

Courtesy HPD

HAMLET — A man who was reportedly caught on camera appearing to peer into a Hamlet home has been identified and apprehended.

Maj. Hudson Chitwood with the Hamlet Police Department said the alleged peeper was identified as 64-year-old George Reynolds Tyler through tips and the Probation and Parole office in Scotland County.

Tyler is accused of walking into a yard on Third Street and stepping closer to a home to look in the window on May 14.

He was arrested May 22 and has been charged with a single misdemeanor count of secret peeping.

State records show Tyler was convicted of secret peeping in Scotland County in December and was on probation, with an 18-month suspended sentence. His court date for the probation violation is May 25.


Court records do not yet reflect his Richmond County charge.

Tyler’s first conviction was for peeping in Richmond County in 1977, according to records with the N.C. Department of Adult Correction.

He was subsequently convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in 1978 and felony breaking and entering in 1980 and incarcerated for 10 months.

Since then, Tyler has been convicted on multiple counts of breaking and entering, larceny and possessing stolen goods, and twice of being a habitual felon and has been in and out of prison.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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