SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man who was wrongfully imprisoned for decades and awarded nearly $500,000 from the state is now back in custody.
Our news partners at The Seattle Times report that 32-year-old Brandon Olebar has been accused of selling methamphetamine, driving a getaway car during a burglary and selling stolen guns.
Olebar was released in 2013 after spending 10 years in prison for a 2003 burglary and robbery that left a man beaten. His conviction was based solely on witness testimony. He was the first person to receive wrongful-conviction compensation from the state.
Now he has three ongoing criminal complaints, two in King County Superior Court and another in U.S. District Court, accusing him of new crimes.