Cops: Man Hid Phone In Ex's Car In Spying Bid

Mechanic busted after victim found device


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Ex's Car Wiretapped

APRIL 23--A Louisiana man was arrested yesterday for wiretapping after his ex-girlfriend discovered a cell phone hidden inside the console of her vehicle, a device that apparently had been secretly transmitting her private conversations.

Raymond Williams, a 51-year-old mechanic, was busted on the felony charge and booked into the Ouachita Parish jail, where he remains in custody this afternoon in lieu of $5000 bond.

According to a sheriff’s report, the victim told investigators that she was cleaning out her 2006 Chrysler Sebring when she “bumped the center console” and the cover on her gear shift popped off. Inside, she found a “Motorola cell phone wired to her car.” The phone, a cop noted, had a “hard wired power source plugged into it and had a wire plugged into the headphone jack.”

The woman told a deputy that she suspected Williams, who had access to her auto, was responsible for hiding the phone. The victim “stated she stopped dating Williams after he kept repeating things she had said about him to friends in her car.”

After he took possession of the cell phone, Deputy Everett Holloway reported that the device was twice called from Williams’s phone number.

When questioned at his residence, Williams (pictured above) admitted that the cell phone found in the woman’s car was his, but “denied hooking it up in her car.” He was then arrested and transported to jail.

While the sheriff’s report does not detail how Williams was allegedly able to remotely monitor the victim’s conversations, a cell phone’s “auto answer” feature would allow a caller to dial the device and listen in via the speaker phone. (1 page)