A man charged with using his cellphone to take videos and pictures up women’s skirts and dresses during a festival at the State Fairgrounds last month made at least 40 recordings that day, according to a search warrant made public Thursday.
But only eight of them were clear enough to indicate that Matthew Aaron Keller was successful, according to the warrant. Keller, 26, of Knightdale was charged on May 20 with eight felony counts of secret peeping.
The warrant application says Keller’s alleged offenses were first noticed by patrons of the Got to Be NC festival at the fairgrounds, who detained Keller until Wake County sheriff’s deputies arrested him.
Wake sheriff’s investigator Richard P. Inscoe wrote in the application that he interviewed Keller after his arrest and that he admitted to putting his mobile phone in a bag, walking up behind the women and recording the videos and pictures.
Inscoe said Keller signed a consent permitting him to review the pictures and videos on his Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
“There were over 32 videos and several pictures Mr. Keller had tried to record,” Inscoe wrote. “Of the videos and pictures I observed there were eight videos where he did record undergarments.”
The search did not reveal evidence of similar photos or videos, according to the warrant application.
Keller was taken to the Wake County jail during the festival and released after posting a $50,000 bond. He made his first court appearance May 22 and waived his right to a court-appointed attorney, court records show.
Prior to the peeping charges, Keller did not have a criminal record, state records show.