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Man turns self in, charged with improper video taping

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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man suspected of inappropriately videotaping a female tenant turned himself in to Smith County Jail Tuesday morning.  Lance Ashley Phillips was booked into jail at 9:43 a.m. and charged with "Improper Photo/Visual Recording Arouse/Gratify."

In February, we told you how Phillips, a Smith County commissioner's son, was under investigation, accused of illegally video taping a female.

Phillips lived at the home with the young woman who neighbors say was his girlfriend. Tyler police say she found a hidden video camera in her bedroom, along with other cameras and recording devices throughout the house.

Tyler police say illegal video taping is a state jail felony carrying up to two years in jail or up to a $10,000 fine. Phillips posted his $5,000 bond at 10:48 a.m. and was released.

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