Bainbridge man charged with harassment of corrections officer at county jail

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.

More in News

Bainbridge will change leadership in Public Works Department

City officials announced a changeover in the leadership team in Bainbridge Island’s… Continue reading

EPA updates cleanup plan for Wyckoff-Eagle Harbor Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced they have updated and revised… Continue reading

TRAFFIC ADVISORY | Downtown Winslow street to be closed for Bainbridge Pride Festival

Organizers of the upcoming Bainbridge Pride Festival are advising visitors to downtown… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Lost driver hits tree

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29… Continue reading

UPDATE | No remorse: Bainbridge man gets 31 years for first-degree murder

A Bainbridge man who was convicted earlier this month of killing his… Continue reading

Scenes from Bainbridge graduation 2019 – Part I | Photo gallery

The annual joint Bainbridge and Eagle Harbor high school graduation ceremony took… Continue reading

Affordable housing advocates ask Housing Kitsap to forgo sale of 550 Madison Apartments to private developer

Advocates for affordable housing on Bainbridge Island have started a letter-writing campaign… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Failure to yield 2.0

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, MAY 25… Continue reading

Travis joins Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Savannah Travis of Bainbridge Island was inducted into Ohio Wesleyan University’s chapter… Continue reading

Most Read