Appalachian StateNews

App State employee arrested on secret peeping charges

Share this:

Last Updated on October 28, 2021 12:41 pm

Update Thursday October 28 12:36 pm – The booking photograph for Jerry Alan McGlamery, 49, of Wilkes County has been added to this article. The arrest warrant was obtained by Appalachian State University's police department and was served in Wilkes County. McGlamery was taken into custody on Oct. 22 for secret peeping, a criminal offense under North Carolina General Statutes.


An App State employee has been arrested on secret peeping charges.

On Friday, Oct. 15, Appalachian State University’s police department (APD) received a report of a mobile phone in a vent of a third-floor bathroom in Eggers Residence Hall, and immediately began an investigation, according to information provided to WataugaOnline.com by App State officials.

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, according to information provided to WataugaOnline.com by App State officials.

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.

Upon seizing his mobile phone, APD obtained an arrest warrant for App State Facilities Operations employee Jerry Alan McGlamery, 49, of Wilkes County, for secret peeping, a criminal offense under North Carolina General Statutes. The warrant obtained by APD was served in Wilkes County, and McGlamery was taken into custody on Oct. 22. 

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, according to information provided to WataugaOnline.com by App State officials.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact App State’s police department at 828-262-8000 or police@appstate.edu.

Booking photo provided by Appalachian State

Back to top button