An 18-year-old faces multiple peeping charges after an investigation by Iredell County deputies, arrest documents indicated.
On Wednesday, Cody Daniel Wells of Wallace Springs Road was charged with five felony counts of secret peeping into room occupied by a female. Wells received a $50,000 secured bond and posted bail the same day of the arrest.
A probable cause affidavit filed by Detective Sgt. Jason Lowrance stated the following:
On Dec. 20, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report where the victim had discovered a secret USB camera in her bedroom, initially thinking the device was a charger for a cell phone.
Detectives collected the device and reviewed the contents of its memory card, finding videos of the victim undressing and her appearing to not be aware of the device.
Witnesses interviewed during the investigation stated Wells regularly visited the victim’s home, and he would often find excuses to go upstairs. A witness close to Wells said they found a device similar to the one in the victim’s room in Wells’ possession. Another witness told authorities Wells had shown him a similar device online and told the witness he was going to buy it. Once purchasing it, Wells shared with the witness that he could connect the device to his phone.
Detectives also were told by witnesses that Wells said he’d left a similar device at the victim’s residence. Warrants list the timeline of the offense as occurring between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 20, 2019.
A search warrant issued Monday indicated authorities seized a cellphone and laptop from the suspect. Wells was taken into custody the same day the arrest warrants were issued.
When contacted by the Record & Landmark for comment on his arrest, Wells said he unable to “talk about it.”
He is scheduled to appear in Iredell County District Court on Feb. 4.