Be sure to read the entire post and see the video in order to get a good idea of the true scope of harm caused to this veteran. His observation that you are guilty until proven innocent points to a problem inherent with data sleuthing as opposed to good old fashioned investigative work.
In fact, when the assault victim, Jason Gromlovits, saw the 25-year-old Army veteran sitting outside a Kansas courtroom, he knew right away deputies had arrested the wrong Shawn Dunbar.
“They showed him to us, and I was like that’s not even close to the guy,” Gromlovits said. “I’m not sure for what reason they went all the way to Oklahoma to get that guy.”
Although he’s been exonerated by the courts, the wrong Shawn Dunbar said he’s still paying a hefty price for a crime he did not commit.
“You think they would have at least shown me a photo of the guy,” Gromlovits said. “The Shawn Dunbar I had an altercation with was only about 5-foot, 4-inches tall. The Shawn Dunbar guy down there is a pretty big guy.”
Wanted posters with veteran Dunbar’s photo and description were printed, listing his height at 6 feet and his weight at 200 pounds. A warrant with the same information was issued for Dunbar’s arrest.