MALIBU—On June 21, James Kwon, the suspect who broke into Brosnan estate was released from jail. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate locater, Kwon was released, “per 849(b) PC FOR DETENTION ONLY.”
The definition of the above legal code used by LASD on Kwon’s records is below.
PC Section 849(b) is used by law enforcement agencies throughout the State to release from custody prisoners who have been arrested for non-violent offenses in cases (a) where there is insufficient evidence and/or (b) which do not justify the expense of incarceration, partially in order to lessen jail overcrowding.
Kwon’s court date was scheduled for June 21, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. at the Van Nuys at the Van Nuys municipal court. Kwon was released on $50,000 bail.
On Monday, June 19, authorities were called to the neighborhood of Irish actor and producer Pierce Brosnan and his wife, actress, and journalist, Keely Shaye Smith, after a man, later identified as James Kwon, 47, defecated and urinated in the garden of Bronson’s neighbor, before breaking into their laundry room, TMZ first reported.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) responded to the scene of the Brosnan property which is known as, “Orchid House” to clean up.
Reports indicate that after the suspect, whose name has yet to be released, was first seen picking around through the garbage, he then used Brosnan’s neighbor’s backyard as a restroom, before he broke-in and entered Orchid House through the front door making his way back to the laundry room where the suspect cleaned himself up.
Reports indicate that one of the LASD helicopters was used to locate the suspect. He was located and has been taken into police custody by the Lost Hills Station Patrol. Brosnan has since put a restraining order out on James Kwon.
Canyon News contacted the LASD to get a mug shot of the suspect, but did not hear back before print.
Pierce and his wife, Keely, have lived in Orchid House since 2000 following the couple filming “Tomorrow Never Dies.” Public information indicates that the couple put the property which is located on Broad Beach on the market approximately a year ago.
Pierce is most famous for his role as James Bond, appearing in four films of the 007 franchise which include “Goldeneye” (1995), “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), and “Die Another Day” (2002).