Man accused of taking photos from phone released from custody

A Pine Bluff man accused of copying photos off a cell phone while he was repairing it last week was released from jail Monday after prosecutors determined that what he had done did not meet the requirements for the crime he had been arrested for.

Codey Keaton, 22, was arrested Friday on probable cause of video voyeurism but in court Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh asked that Keaton be released pending further investigation.

According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Cassandra McAfee, a female customer had taken her phone to a repair shop on Camden Road at 3 p.m. Friday and waited while the phone was repaired.

When the woman left, she was preparing to cut and paste a message she had previously prepared when she discovered that 15 nude photos of her that had been taken on various dates had been pulled up.

McAfee said when Keaton, who was the person who worked on the phone, was interviewed, he allegedly said that while working on the customer’s phone, he saw “several pictures that caught his eye,” and he transferred those photos to his phone by emailing them to himself.

The woman also told police she did not know Keaton and did not authorize him to copy her photos.