St. Marys firefighter accused of voyeurism

Connor Hodges, 22, was arrested on a felony charge of illegal surveillance or eavesdropping.

ST. MARYS, Ga. – A firefighter with the city of St. Marys is accused of voyeurism at Fire Station 7.

Connor Hodges, 22, was arrested Monday evening on a felony charge of illegal surveillance or eavesdropping.

Although News4Jax was told the arrest report won’t be ready for a few days, a St. Marys Police Department spokesperson confirmed that Hodges is accused of spying on a female coworker inside the fire station while she was in the shower.

“Before police can make an arrest, they must have probable cause for an arrest, so obviously they found a probable cause and they will build from that,” said News4Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson.

Jefferson said that even though Hodges was arrested, the investigation is far from over.

“They’re going to talk to everybody that’s affiliated with that particular station and others. He may have shared some information with some other firefighters that may not be attached to that particular station,” he said.

St. Marys Fire Department issued the following statement:

“There is an ongoing administrative investigation regarding a firefighter who has been placed on administrative leave. Since this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further on the matter.”

Hodges bonded out of the Camden County jail on Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records. When a News4Jax crew went to his home later in the day to get his side of the story, a woman who claimed to his wife came out and asked the crew to leave.

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