Former bus driver pleads not guilty to video voyeurism

Michael Lynn Giles

A former school bus driver accused of secretly taping his adult housemates was arraigned in Miller County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Michael Giles, 58, appeared with attorney Jeff Harrelson of Texarkana at a hearing before Circuit Judge Carlton Jones and pleaded not guilty to four counts of video voyeurism. If found guilty, Giles faces a fine up to $10,000 and up to six years in prison on each count.

Court records show Giles is accused of taping two adults, approximately 37 and 38, from 2013 to 2015 without their consent. The alleged victims told investigators they found a flash drive in the home they shared with Giles on Blackman Ferry Road in Texarkana, Ark., last year. The flash drive allegedly contained images of Giles’ roommates in their bedrooms. Giles allegedly admitted to secretly filming them when confronted by the housemates.

Giles quit his job as a bus driver for Texarkana, Ark., School District after his arrest Oct. 28.

Jones set Giles’ case for a pretrial hearing March 8.

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