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Man charged with voyeurism turns himself in


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A man wanted by police for allegedly looking in on a woman while she was using a stall in the women’s restroom at the Pecos Trails Transit bus station has turned himself over to police.

Jackie Blackman, 39, who had been charged with a single criminal count of voyeurism, went to the Roswell Police Department Monday at about 7 p.m. and turned himself in, according to Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the department.

“He was arrested and then booked there and taken to jail,” Wildermuth said Tuesday.

Documents from Chaves County Magistrate Court state that Blackman appeared in court Tuesday for an arraignment. Because he was unable to answer questions in regard to the arraignment, court documents state that Judge K.C. Rogers ordered the defendant be transferred to New Mexico’s 5th Judicial District Court for a competency evaluation. Bond was set for Blackman at $1,000 cash or surety.

An arrest warrant was issued for Blackman Oct. 16 in connection with an incident that happened at the bus station Oct. 1, according to documents filed in Magistrate Court.

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Police were called to the bus station at 515 North Main Street Oct. 1 at 4:06 p.m. after a woman reported a man had looked in on her and used obscene language while she was in a stall in the women’s room.

She later informed police she had entered the restroom and heard someone in one of the stalls. She assumed the other person was also a female and then went into one of the neighboring stalls to use the toilet, according to court documents.

Later, the female said the person in the other stall shifted around and she eventually heard a male voice. The man then allegedly exited his stall, stood outside the door of the stall the woman was using, looked in at her through a crack and started to speak to her using vulgar language, documents state.

She began shouting at the male and he ran out of the restroom, according to documents. The woman then left the restroom to find her boyfriend and tell him what had happened.

Both the woman and her boyfriend later gave police a description of the man, who they said had shaggy, long brown hair and was wearing a white, buttoned long-sleeve shirt and what appeared to have been pink leggings, according to documents.

Officers who were standing at the intersection of Fifth and North Main streets later spotted a male near Third Street who appeared to be wearing pink pants.

Court documents state that officers then approached the male, later identified as Blackman, who said he had just come from a restaurant near the bus station.

When officers asked him why he was in the women’s restroom, court documents state Blackman admitted he had been in the women’s room, but did not mean to scare anyone. He informed the officers that he had been walking into the restroom when the female walked out, but that nothing else happened.

According to court documents, Blackman allegedly told officers he knew he should not be in the women’s restroom and promised he would not do it again.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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