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Man accused of peeping in Wake courthouse bathroom

Posted September 18, 2012

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— A 20-year-old Raleigh man was charged Monday with peeping on a woman in a bathroom at the Wake County Courthouse.

Katrel Gulley, of 3525 Kernstown Drive, "walked into the women's bathroom on the 11th floor of the Wake County Courthouse and peeped over the top of the stall" last Thursday, according to an arrest warrant.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, told WRAL News that Gulley had been hanging out in the hallway near the clerk's office on the 11th floor for about a week. Security had been watching him, she said.

Last Thursday, the woman noticed what appeared to be men's shoes in the bathroom stall next to her. The shoes disappeared, and she looked up and saw the man peering over the stall, she said. After screaming at him repeatedly to get out, he finally ran away, she said.

Courthouse security officers were able to get a picture of him from a security camera, and he was arrested Tuesday in front of the courthouse. 

Gulley's arrest record dates to 2008 and includes charges for sexual battery and assault on a female. He failed to appear in court on those charges and is scheduled to appear on Oct. 5 for the sexual battery charge, Oct. 12 on the assault charge and Oct. 24 on the peeping charge.

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  • tammylock77 Sep 19, 2012

    WOW...of all places!!!

  • archangel44369 Sep 19, 2012

    This poor man has a a condition..and with the proper tax payer paid government care, he can be restored to full social viabilty.
    Whatcha think?

  • dontstopnow Sep 19, 2012

    "Gulley's arrest record dates to 2008 and includes charges for sexual battery and assault on a female. He failed to appear in court on those charges "

    So why was this guy free? Why was no bench warrant issued to arrest him when he did a 'no show'? And he now commits a crime in the Courthouse??? Yep he wanted to go to jail and not have to work.

  • bdc2020 Sep 19, 2012

    Don't worry, he's just waiting around for his next disability check to come in the mail. Then he'll go shopping and be gone from the courthouse.

  • hpr641 Sep 19, 2012

    Three things about this proves to me that crooks just don't look at life in a normal manner:

    1) "Gulley had been hanging out in the hallway near the clerk's office on the 11th floor for about a week." A WEEK?

    2) "Last Thursday, the woman noticed ..." combined with "... he was arrested Tuesday in front of the courthouse." Just five days later, he's back in front of the building in which he did this?

    3) The building itself was ... THE COURTHOUSE???

    Side point: We've been told that the courthouse is not an acceptable place to have the Ten Commandments posted. Well, considering the fact that one of them is "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife," perhaps having them posted at the Courthouse would have been helpful for this gentleman ... especially since he will now find himself in ... the Courthouse along with those that have killed, stolen, cheated on their spouse, perjured themselves, used the Lord's name in vain ... well, you get my point.

  • dwntwnboy Sep 19, 2012

    "How about asking him if he had any business to attend to at the court house and ushering him OUT"- that's not easy to do. You don't have to have a reason to be at the courthouse. Anyone can hang out in the courthouse and watch court all day long if they want. It's part of the open society we live in. I know several people who will go to court for a day to just go from courtroom to courtroom watching different cases and seeing how it all works etc. It's not nearly as entertaining as Law & Order or Perry Mason though :-)

  • superman Sep 18, 2012

    If I had noticed that he had been hanging around for a couple days I would have found another restroom on another floor.

  • OneLove Sep 18, 2012

    "Security had been watching him" ------ Oh really? How about asking him if he had any business to attend to at the court house and ushering him OUT, if not? To be sure he didn't have to be in court every day for a whole week!

  • Coolbreeze Sep 18, 2012

    You hang out at the courthouse for a week before anybody becomes suspicious....Glad that courthouse security doesn"t protect my home.

  • pat7 Sep 18, 2012

    I guess he's close to home ,Now cuff him and stuff him

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