An Aline man is facing a misdemeanor charge after his wallet was found outside a home.
At 5:21 p.m., Jan. 30, Alfalfa County Deputy Loren Nusser was dispatched to an address for a report of a peeping tom.
When he arrived on scene he made contact with the reporting party, who advised her juvenile daughter had been home alone the night before and believed that someone had been peeking through her bedroom window.
The daughter had been talking to her boyfriend on the phone at approximately midnight when she thought she saw the face of a white male looking through the broken slats of her blinds. She had been lying on the bed at the time and was fully clothed.
The juvenile showed the deputy her room. The victim said when she looked at the window, the face disappeared. She said she didn’t tell her mother about the incident because she was tired and thought she might have imagined it.
The mother let the dogs out of the house the next morning and they had found a wallet on the ground under her daughter’s window. The juvenile then told her mother about the incident during the night.
They showed the deputy the wallet, which was wet as it had rained the night before. The mother said she was unsure if they needed to call the sheriff’s department, until they learned that the wallet belonged to a sex offender.
The wallet was a brown leather wallet with a silver star emblem on the front and contained the following:
• Driver’s license issued to Anthony Edward Phillips, 36, marked as a registered sex offender.
• Debit card belonging to someone else.
• Two Oklahoma food stamp cards with Phillips’ name.
• Training card with Phillips name and phot on it.
• Northwest Technology Center card with Phillips’ name on it.
• Two shopping cards.
• Oklahoma Blood Institute card with Phillips’ name on it.
• Social Security card.
• $18 in cash.
• Miscellaneous receipts and papers.
Sheriff Rick Wallace was contacted and he advised the deputy to contact the District Attorney’s Investigator Steve Tanio. Tanio was contacted about the incident.
Nusser proceeded to take pictures of the room, the wallet, the outside of the house and where the wallet had been found.
According to the affidavit filed in district court, Nusser said the window was a low lying window and in order to look through the broken slats in the blind, he had to squat down and get on his knees. Nusser couldn’t find any footprints or impressions in the dirt.
Nusser believed the incident had happened before it had rained. The mother said she knew nothing about Phillips.
At 5:56 p.m., Feb. 10, Nusser made contact with the mother and juvenile daughter. He asked the daughter if she would be able to do a photo lineup to attempt to identify the individual who had looked through her window and she agreed.
Nusser placed six photos of individuals on the able in front of her and after about 30 seconds she identified the photo belonging to Phillips.
Phillips is charged with peeping tom, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment for up to one year.