Ethan Kollie, friend of Dayton gunman, released to house arrest

Posted at 7:21 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 19:21:24-05

DAYTON, Ohio — A friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a rampage in Dayton has been released to house arrest.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose ordered electronic monitoring for Ethan Kollie, 24. Kollie was released from jail Monday after being held since early August.

Kollie faces sentencing Feb. 20 after pleading guilty in November to lying on a federal firearms form and possessing a gun while using illegal drugs. The gun was unrelated to the mass killing.

Authorities have said there is no indication Kollie knew Connor Betts was planning the Aug. 4 shooting that killed nine people before police killed Betts.

Investigators say Kollie told them he bought body armor, a 100-round magazine and a part for Betts’ gun.

Kollie’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call Friday seeking comment.