The Bainbridge man accused of killing his former boss was charged early last week with felony harassment as his trial for first-degree murder continued in Kitsap County Superior Court.
Brian Andrew Glaser, 31, was charged with harassment on Tuesday, May 28 — the day before jurors began deliberations in Glaser’s murder trial. Glaser was found guilty of first-degree murder in a jury verdict late last week in the killing of Donald “Donnie” Duckworth in August 2018.
Glaser, however, is now facing a new trial in late July for felony harassment.
The harassment charge stems from an incident at the Kitsap County Jail on Wednesday, May 22.
Glaser was being given a pat-down search in the booking section of the jail at 4:20 p.m. May 22 after a clothing change on his return to jail from his murder trial, and allegedly began threatening the corrections sergeant who was doing the search.
The sergeant noted in an investigation report that Glaser “has given officers a hard time regarding being pat searched” since his trial started.
During the search May 22, the corrections sergeant told Glaser to turn toward a wall so the search could begin, but Glaser immediately said, “You can’t touch me.”
When the inmate was asked again to turn to the wall, Glaser replied, “I don’t want you to touch me.”
The officer told Glaser he wasn’t going to ask again, according to court documents, and Glaser put his hands on the wall and said, “I have cysts under my armpits.”
The officer said he would be careful, and began the pat search.
Glaser then said, “Now I have you.”
When the officer asked him what he had just said, Glaser turned his head toward the officer and said, “I’m going to get you” with a smile on his face.
Glaser was told he couldn’t threaten officers and was immediately placed in handcuffs.
Glaser then started to scream, according to the investigation report of the incident, and said, “Undercover Officer Glaser, I need your help.”
Another officer came to help take Glaser to the jail’s South Pod, and Glaser again repeated “Now I have you,” and “I’m gonna get you.”
The officer, who had been assigned to Glaser’s murder trial, said he felt the threats were credible because of Glaser’s alleged role in a murder and testimony that had been given during the trial.
Glaser’s next court appearance on the harassment charge — which will follow his sentencing next week for first-degree murder — is scheduled for June 25. His trial on the harassment charge has been set for July 22.
Conviction of felony harassment can result in a maximum five-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.