Crime & Courts

Midlands man charged in 18 voyeurism incidents at stores and even a hospital, cops say

Floyd Carlton Bryant
Floyd Carlton Bryant Sumter Police Department

A man charged last year with two counts of voyeurism now faces more than a dozen additional charges connected to incidents at Sumter-area businesses, according to police. 

Floyd Carlton Bryant, 39, faces 18 counts of voyeurism, the Sumter Police Department said in a release Thursday morning. In businesses around Sumter, including Walmart, T.J. Maxx and even Prisma Health Tuomey hospital, Bryant would approach women and, without their knowledge, reach under their clothing and take photos and/or video. 

Bryant was charged with two counts of voyeurism in August after Sumter police investigated a complaint, according to the release. 

The 18 additional charges were the result of a continuing investigation from that incident, and all of the alleged incidents happened before Bryant’s August arrest, said Sumter police spokeswoman Tonyia McGirt. 

He remains jailed without bond at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, police said. 

A first offense of voyeurism is a misdemeanor and carries up to three years in prison and a $500 fine, under South Carolina law. Subsequent offenses are considered a felony and carry up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. 

Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.