On Sept. 14, Fairfax County police charged a 30-year-old Manassas man with peeping into the window of a Fair Lakes home. Now, just two months later, they've charged him with doing the same thing at a home in Fair Oaks.
He is Michael McCarter, of 9555 Tadok Drive, No. 102. And according to official records, he has two past convictions for window peeping.
The first incident occurred in the 12800 block of Fair Briar Lane in Fair Lakes. A man, 29, and woman, 26, reported a stranger looking into a window of their home, at 4:30 a.m.
Police arrived, moments later, saw a suspect walking nearby and arrested him. They reportedly identified that person as McCarter and charged him with peeping into an occupied dwelling. He was released from jail on $1,000 bond, that same day, and had a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 5 in General District Court.
However, the case was continued to Dec. 30 and McCarter remained free. Then, say police, they nabbed McCarter again, last Friday, Nov. 14, and arrested him for allegedly peeping into another Fairfax residence.
Police were called to a home in the 12100 block of Polo Drive in Fair Oaks, around 4:40 a.m., after the female homeowner saw a man looking in her window. Police broadcast a lookout and reportedly found McCarter nearby. They apprehended him after a short foot pursuit.
Police again charged him with peeping but, this time, he's being held in the Adult Detention Center without bond. He's slated to appear in court Dec. 30 on both charges. Window peeping is a misdemeanor and, if convicted, McCarter could be sentenced to as much as two years behind bars.