Harry Lee Jones Jr., who is on parole for felony stalking, was ordered held on $100,000 bail Tuesday after he turned himself in to face a charge of peeping into a neighbor's bathroom.
Jones, 46, lives at 1329 Armstrong Circle in Raleigh. Police accused him of misdemeanor peeping, saying he was looking into a bathroom at another address on Armstrong Circle while a woman was in it on Dec. 4.
Jones turned himself in at the Wake County Detention Center, records showed.
The six-figure bail was unusual for a misdemeanor charge, but a magistrate noted that it was based on Jones’ record, including being on parole until January after serving time for felony stalking in April 2014 in Raleigh. He was convicted in August 2014.
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The magistrate also noted that Jones has “an extremely long history” of criminal cases, including nine prison sentences. He was convicted in 1995 of being a habitual felon based on a string of convictions, mostly for larceny and breaking and entering. Records showed that the magistrate felt Jones appeared to be “a demonstrated danger” even though he surrendered on the latest charge.
Jones was scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday.