BOONE — An Appalachian State University employee was taken into custody on Friday, Oct. 22, after an investigation into a mobile phone being reported in a bathroom vent at Eggers Residence Hall.
Upon seizing the mobile phone, the App State Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for App State Facilities Operations employee Jerry Alan McGlamery, 49, of Wilkes County, for alleged secret peeping, which is a criminal offense under North Carolina General Statutes.
The university stated McGlamery has been placed on investigatory leave pending the continuing APD investigation. He has not worked on campus since Oct. 15, and is not permitted to return to campus.
The warrant obtained by APD was served in Wilkes County, according to the university.
On Oct. 15, APD received a report of a mobile phone in the vent of a third-floor bathroom in Eggers Residence Hall, and immediately began an investigation, according to the university.
By the morning of Oct. 16, the entire ventilation system in the building was inspected, and that same day, additional physical and operational measures were put in place to ensure there is no access to any bathroom vents.
A team of university representatives — including staff from University Housing, APD, the university’s counseling center and the Office of the Dean of Students — met with resident assistants and residents of Eggers Hall to provide information about the incident and offer support and resources, according to the university.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact App State’s police department at (828) 262-8000 or email@example.com.