FDLE Says Former Gulf Breeze Mayor, CTA Boss Recorded Teen Boys In His Shower And Stalked Them

September 15, 2020

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Edward Merrill Gray III Monday on eight counts of video voyeurism, one count of interception of oral communication and the misdemeanor charges of stalking and installation of a tracking device.

Gray is the former mayor of Gulf Breeze and was until a few weeks employed by the City of Gulf Breeze as executive director of the Capital Trust Agency (CTA). Century serves as a second signature for CTA’s. Gray’s arrest was not related to his government service, according to FDLE.

Gray, age 68 of 1 Gray Oaks lane in Gulf Breeze, allegedly made secret video recordings of  teen boys inside his home and allegedly stalked them using a GPS tracker.

An 18-year male that did various jobs around Gray’s home told Gulf Breeze Police that he located a video camera concealed in a shoebox in the master bedroom closet where he had changed clothes multiple time prior to showering in the past year. Gulf Breeze Police handed the investigation off to FDLE.

The victim told FDLE investigators that Gray became more controlling and intruded in his personal life by tracking his movements. He said in one incident, Gray located him at a park in Pensacola and believed he was tracking him through his phone.  In another incident, the victim said he told Gray he was home sick, but Gray confronted him on the phone and told him that he knew he was at a friend’s home.

Gray told FDLE that the hidden camera was initially turned on to watch an air conditioning repair man, but he decided to turn it back on because he was suspicious that the teen was possibly sexting in his master bedroom. He eventually admitted that the recording did capture the victim undressing, according to an arrest affidavit.

FDLE executed a search warrant at Gray’s home on August 3, with FDLE seizing devices with eight videos that captured four males nude or undressing in Gray’s master bedroom. A majority of the videos showed Gray starting the camera prior to individuals coming into the bathroom. The victims have all been identified by authorities. FDLE also located about 160 screenshots showing GPS locations, and they said he had installed a tracker on at least one victim’s vehicle.

At least one of the victims was 17-years old.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is asking anyone with information about Gray that may relate to this case of other victims call FDLE Pensacola at (800) 226-8574.

Gray’s bond was set at $101,000, and he was released a few hours after being booked Monday.

For more about Gray, the CTA and Century, click here for a previous story.


9 Responses to “FDLE Says Former Gulf Breeze Mayor, CTA Boss Recorded Teen Boys In His Shower And Stalked Them”

  1. IMHO on September 18th, 2020 12:18 pm

    Century serves as a second signature…..figures

  2. DAVID HUIE GREEN on September 15th, 2020 2:30 pm

    So much for showering at the mayor’s house…

    (I’M probably safe, but just in case…)

  3. BRING IT ON on September 15th, 2020 2:01 pm

    ONE BAD APPLE !!!!!!!!

  4. Kane on September 15th, 2020 1:25 pm

    Sick, Sick, Sick…. How disgusting!!!

  5. Steve C on September 15th, 2020 11:35 am

    A distinguished career down the drain because of a sick mind.

  6. SH on September 15th, 2020 11:14 am

    I liked it better when everybody here thought he was just a money launderer.

  7. 3250X on September 15th, 2020 10:28 am

    Another one of S.R. Counties finest!!

  8. Debbie on September 15th, 2020 7:05 am

    Disgusting !! If he has a wife and kids I really feel sorry for them . I bet how it will embarrasse and humiliate his family never was a concern of his . Just disgusting !

  9. Anne on September 15th, 2020 6:47 am

    Hope his passport is taken away and he’s put on Flight Risk list for TSA and an ankle monitor put on to track his movements and a confined to his home order.
    Due his day in court and if found to be guilty then he needs considerable long prison time.

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