Police have executed additional search warrants in the case of an Oregon State University student charged with hate crimes, according to the prosecutor in the case.
Andrew Oswalt is accused of affixing racist stickers last year to cars belonging to members of a group called Showing Up for Racial Justice. Oswalt is charged with first-degree intimidation.
Oswalt appeared Monday in Benton County Circuit Court for a status check hearing in his case. Deputy District Attorney Kareem Walcott said police have served more search warrants in the case and more charges could be filed. He did not elaborate on what may be prompting new charges.
A phone call left Monday for Chief Deputy District Attorney Ryan Joslin was not returned.
Corvallis Police Department Lt. Dan Duncan said detectives served a second search warrant at Oswalt’s apartment on Jan. 30. The first search warrant at his residence was executed Jan. 19.
During the first search, police found matching stickers to the ones that had been put on cars at the First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op on June 17, Duncan said. The stickers read "Racism is a horrible disease. You catch it from n-----s."
Duncan said detectives also served a search warrant at Oswalt’s office at OSU on Jan. 31. That address is Gilbert Hall, 2100 SW Monroe Ave., Duncan said.
Oswalt’s defense attorney, Nicolas Ortiz, said during the hearing that he was still going over discovery in the case.
The next status hearing in the case is set for April 2 at 8:30 a.m.