Andrew C. Marshall is charged with a felony count of video voyeurism.
Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies began their investigation just after 2 p.m. Saturday when they were called to a store in the 1400 block of W. Chinden Boulevard to investigate a report of a man hiding in the women’s bathroom taking pictures with his cell phone.
When deputies arrived, they found the 19-year-old Marshall sitting on the ground with three men standing around him so he couldn’t leave.
Deputies then talked to a woman who said she had recently went into the bathroom and was in a stall when she saw a hand holding a phone move out from under the stall next to hers — with the camera pointing at her.
The woman said the phone quickly disappeared, and then emerged again seconds later. By that point, the shock of seeing a phone had passed and she told whoever was in the stall to stop what they were doing.
She heard the toilet flush and the person leaving the stall. She followed and saw a man – later identified as Marshall — quickly walking out of the bathroom.
The woman yelled to her husband, who was waiting for her outside the bathroom, to stop Marshall.
The man grabbed Marshall. The woman came out and confronted Marshall, who apologized and then tried to run away. The man grabbed Marshall and held him on the ground until deputies could arrive.
The man said Marshal got his phone out and was trying to scroll through the photos. The man tried to grab the phone from Marshall to keep him from deleting evidence but Marshall managed to put the phone back into his pants.
When deputies arrived moments later and handcuffed Marshall, a phone fell out of his pants leg. While deputies were interviewing Marshall, they asked if they could see the photos on his phone. Marshall refused to do that.
Deputies completed their interviews and arrested Marshall. He is being held in the Ada County Jail and is set to make his initial court appearance Monday afternoon.
The crime of video voyeurism is punishable by up to five years in prison.
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