Olive Branch evangelist charged with video voyeurism

(WMC-TV) - Neighbors in Olive Branch were shocked to learn a traveling preacher was charged with using a hidden camera in a writing pen to peep on a woman.

Traveling evangelist Sammy Nuckolls lives in Olive Branch.  We was charged with secretly recording a woman in a bathroom.

The incident happened in Gosnell, Arkansas.  Nuckolls was reportedly participating in a church revival and staying at the home of a local family.  That is where he is accused of recording the woman of the house taking a shower.

Police said Nuckolls used a spy camera hidden in a pen.  The pen also contains a flash drive inside.

Police said the alleged victim noticed the pen in the bathroom.  She later plugged it into a computer and discovered she had been recorded.

Nuckolls was charged with video voyeurism after police said he admitted to the crime, as well as previously recording two other women in Mississippi.

"I don't know him personally, like we're not best friends or anything, but he is a good neighbor," said neighbor Kay Cash.

Neighbors said they will be praying for the preacher during this difficult time.

Nuckolls bonded out of the Mississippi County, Arkansas Jail.  No one answered the door at his home Friday.

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