U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted on multiple counts of voyeurism

U.S. Marshals have arrested a man who was wanted on more than a dozen voyeurism charges out of multiple jurisdictions.

On Friday, July 24th, authorities spotted 53-year-old James Hickey riding his bike in Flagstaff, Ariz. 

Hickey was wanted by the Flagstaff Police Department, Salt River Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and Huntington Beach Police Department on felony arrest warrants for voyeurism, fourteen counts of surreptitious videotaping, and probation violation, according to Chris Shuman with the U.S. Marshals Service.

Police believe Hickey would travel throughout Arizona going to houses posing as a hair dresser looking for in-home work. Once inside, they believe he would record or take sexually explicit photos of people while cutting their hair.

Hickey has an extensive criminal history consisting of resisting arrest, sexual assault, possession of marijuana, assault, burglary, disorderly conduct, and shoplifting.  He also served time in prison for burglary, attempt to commit surreptitious videotaping, resisting arrest, and surreptitious recording, according to Shuman.

Shuman says Hickey will be returned to the numerous jurisdictions within the state and Huntington Beach so that he can face all his charges. 

“This predator and others like him are a priority in our investigative efforts” said United States Marshal David P. Gonzales. “Finding and arresting these individuals ensures they cannot victimize anyone else.”

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