A Caledonia Correctional Institution case manager who faces federal extortion and drug distribution counts was allowed pretrial release by a United States magistrate judge in Greenville Tuesday.
Ollie Rose III was present via a video session, court records show. Rose was appointed a federal public defender.
According to the order setting conditions of pretrial release, Rose must not violate any federal, state or local laws; must cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample if authorized; and must advise the court, pretrial services, or supervising officer in writing of any change in residence or telephone number.
He must also appear in court as required and if convicted must surrender as directed to serve the sentence the court imposes.
While the information was not included in the court documents available for inspection, Rose was placed in the custody of a person who was not named.
He must continue or actively seek employment and surrender any passport to the United States Probation Office.
He may not obtain a passport or any other international travel document and cannot travel outside the Eastern District of North Carolina without prior approval of the probation office.
He was also ordered to have no contact with current or former inmates of Caledonia without the approval of the superintendent.
Rose is also not allowed to possess a firearm, destructive device or other weapon.
He is required to report as soon as possible every contact with law enforcement including arrests or traffic stops to the probation office or supervising officer.
He is required to submit to warrantless searches of his person, residence, property or vehicle.
Rose’s arraignment is set for December 15.
According to a copy of the warrant, Rose was arrested Tuesday by an FBI agent and a United States marshal.
The warrant was issued on October 15 and is based on an 11-count indictment charging him with the following crimes:
Count 1 — conspiracy to violate the travel act
Counts 2,4,6,8,10 — extortion under color of official right
Count 3 — attempt to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of oxycodone
Counts 5,7,9,11 — possess with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana
The indictment against Rose says in exchange for payment he used his position as a public official to smuggle contraband into Caledonia, which is located in Tillery.