All Four Members of Decapitated Arrested on Alleged Kidnapping Charge


UPDATE, 7:00pm EDT: Decapitated have hired an attorney who claims the band members are innocent, saying the victim visited and left the band “on good terms.” Read more here.

UPDATE, 6:40pm EDT: KREM is reporting that the band membered were arrested for “first degree kidnapping,” that “the victim said she was held against her will” after attending the August 31st concert at The Pin in Spokane. The alleged crime is being investigated by the Special Victims Unit of the Spokane Police Department. Various other sources are reporting that each member of the band being held on $100,000 bail.

Original Post:

The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, WA is reporting that all four members of Decapitated were arrested early this morning under suspicion of kidnapping a woman after their show in Spokane on August 31st.

Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Teresa Fuller told the Spokesman-Review that a woman reported the alleged kidnapping to police early in the morning on September 1st, and that additional charges are possible.

The band members were arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office after last night’s gig in Santa Ana, CA — part of their tour with Thy Art is Murder Fallujah and Ghost Bath — and they are currently in the Los Angeles County Jail awaiting transport back to Spokane. The four men arrested have been identified as 27-year-old Michael M. Lysejko, 35-year-old Waclaw J. Kieltyka, 31-year-old Rafal T. Piotrowski and 30-year-old Hubert E. Wiecek.

MetalSucks has reached out to a representative for Decapitated and those for other bands on the tour, and we will update this post if and when we receive a response. Here’s to hoping this is just a huge misunderstanding, but if the charges are true… oh boy.

No word yet on the status of the rest of Decapitated’s current tour, although it seems certain that at the very least tonight’s gig in Mesa, AZ will be canceled. Watch footage of last night’s show below. Remaining dates:

09-Sep-17 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10-Sep-17 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11-Sep-17 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
13-Sep-17 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
14-Sep-17 Joliet, IL – The Forge
15-Sep-17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
16-Sep-17 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
17-Sep-17 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
18-Sep-17 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
19-Sep-17 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
20-Sep-17 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
21-Sep-17 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
22-Sep-17 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
23-Sep-17 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
24-Sep-17 Columbus, OH – Park Street

Thanks: Dan D.

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