Purvis, Mississippi – Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announces that Jerry Wayne Nobles, 56, of Hattiesburg, MS, was sentenced to serve ten (10) years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after being found guilty of voyeurism by a Lamar County Jury. During the two-day trial, Assistant District Attorneys Laurel Brinkley and Lauren Barnes Harless presented evidence to the jury showing that Nobles committed the crime in the restroom of a local retail establishment when Nobles exposed himself under the restroom stall then spied with lewd and licentious purpose into the stall at the 11-year-old victim. Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald, IV presided over the trial which concluded on June 20, 2018 and scheduled sentencing for July 16, 2018. Because the victim was a child under the age of 16, Nobles faced the enhanced maximum penalty of ten (10) years in prison for voyeurism and will have to register as a sex offender upon release from incarceration.
District Attorney Hal Kittrell states, “It is a nightmare scenario for any parent that their child would be a victim of voyeurism while using a public restroom. We appreciate the investigation on this case by the Hattiesburg Police Department, and we believe the Court justly imposed the maximum sentence of ten years.”