Kyle Muehlhauser, 37, is the owner of Rams Head Tavern in Savage. He was arrested February 19 on six counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent.Police say the investigation dates back to May 2014 when a woman told police that a digital video camera fell onto the floor while she was in the restaurant's bathroom.
After reviewing the camera's memory card, police say they found an image of a man placing the camera in the bathroom, and images of six women captured on video.
Surveillance video from the restaurant also showed a man who investigators say matched Muehlhauser's description. In December, police say lab results indicating DNA on the camera matched that of the suspect.
Howard County police say they are notifying other police jurisdictions where additional Rams Head Group venues are located.
Muehlhauser has been released from jail on $35,000 bond.
The Rams Head Group issued the following statement regarding the Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill incident:
"Today the Howard County Police Department released a statement regarding Kyle Muehlhauser, an owner of Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill.
"Rams Head Group wants to assure the public, our staff and our guests that we have been fully cooperative with the Howard County Police Department. Per the police investigation, this is an isolated situation involving one bathroom at the Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill location more than nine months ago.
"We understand the community's rightful concerns. Since the incident in May 2014, we have been focused on ensuring that all of our facilities are safe and secure. No other locations or incidents are involved.
"Rams Head has been part of the community for over 25 years and will continue to focus on providing safe and secure facilities for our guests and staff. We pledge our continued cooperation in the investigation and that the well being of our guests and staff shall remain our first priority. We will continue to strive to be a trusted part of our community in which we live and work."