FOLLOWUP: Man charged with stalking U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal is back in jail

One day after the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced 48-year-old Brett A. Forsell was charged with stalking U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, he’s back in jail. We’ve been checking the county jail roster, and a check just now shows he was booked less than half an hour ago. When the charges were filed, the KCPAO said, a judge agreed to issue a $500,000 arrest warrant for him, so that’s the amount of bail he’ll be held on. We aren’t likely to be able to find out the circumstances of his arrest until tomorrow. He was released July 13th, four days after the incident outside Rep. Jayapal’s Arbor Heights home, because he had not yet been charged.

7 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Man charged with stalking U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal is back in jail"

  • Thank you July 28, 2022 (11:06 pm)

    Looks like the system might be working after all. Thanks back peace to the Jayapal family.

  • Marcus July 29, 2022 (2:22 am)


  • RW July 29, 2022 (7:02 am)

    All government representatives and employees should be safe at their homes.

  • Beto July 29, 2022 (9:17 am)

    How come we don’t get to see the photo of the aggressor?

    • WSB July 29, 2022 (10:10 am)

      No photo available. As explained previously, there are three ways to get a defendant’s (confirmed) photo:
      (1) If they’ve served time in the state Department of Corrections system (not applicable here)
      (2) If we go to a court hearing and the judge allows photography (even in that case, since they face the judge, it’s often a profile or rear view)
      (3) If police put out a photo because they are looking for someone (rarely happens)

  • Thee July 29, 2022 (10:06 am)

    Is there a mug shot available?

    • WSB July 29, 2022 (11:58 am)

      As addressed above, no.

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