Local sex offender arrested for peeping

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 29, 2008

NATCHEZ — A registered sex offender was caught looking through a window from the outside in on LaSalle Street early Monday morning.

Horace Bolden, 55, 7 Quitman St., Natchez, was arrested by the Natchez Police Department and charged as a peeping Tom.

At 1:18 a.m. Monday, the complainant called the police, stating that a man was knocking on her window, Police Chief Mike Mullins said.

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“Officers arrived and found the suspect and his bicycle,” Mullins said.

He said there was enough evidence to substantiate the peeping Tom charge.

“He was looking and knocking on a window, he has no business on the property, and he’s a registered sex offender,” Mullins said. “That was enough probable cause to charge him as a peeping Tom.”

Bolden was convicted Feb. 2, 1991, for attempted sexual battery in Adams County.

Bolden, as of Monday afternoon, was being kept at the police department with no bond until arraignment.