2 years in prison dealt to Taco Mac peeping Tom

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Dacula man has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for peeping under a woman's bathroom stall during a 2010 incident at a Taco Mac restaurant near the Mall of Georgia.

Grant Scherruble, 33, pleaded guilty in Gwinnett Superior Court last week to one count of felony peeping Tom. Judge Melodie Snell Conner sentenced Scherruble to serve two years, and he was taken into custody Monday.

Assistant District Attorney Chuck Ross, who prosecuted the case, said any sentence longer than a year is spent in Georgia's prison system, as opposed to the Gwinnett County Jail.

Ross said prosecutors had also planned to introduce evidence that Scherruble is suspected in a case from Florida where a man at a Michaels department store shot video up a female shopper's skirt. Scherruble has not been charged in the Florida case, and authorities there have declined to extradite him, Ross said.

The local incident happened in October 2010. Police responded to a distress call about 2 a.m. at the Taco Mac, where they found the 22-year-old female victim crying hysterically.

The Flowery Branch resident told police Scherruble followed her into the women's restroom and watched her from beneath the bathroom stall. When she confronted him in the parking lot, Scherruble tried to spit on her and threatened to shoot her, according to a Gwinnett police report.

Scherruble was also charged with misdemeanor simple assault upon his arrest. Ross said those charges were dismissed prior to Scherruble's indictment.