An elite member of the King County SWAT team was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly helping his wife work as a prostitute, sources tell KREM 2's sister station KING 5.
The arrest occurred at the King County Courthouse after the deputy was asked to come into the sheriff’s office in connection with a two-month investigation. He did not know he was going to be arrested, according to the sources.
The 49-year-old deputy has been with the King County Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. He was put on administrative leave in April, while he was investigated for allegedly helped his wife promote herself as an escort, advertising on Seattle.backpage.com.
The sources say he was also under investigation for allegedly using and distributing steroids.
Two other deputies were put on administrative in April in connection with the case. It’s unclear if they are facing any criminal charges.