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Ryan Buell makes bail, gets released from PA jail

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Former “Paranormal State” star Ryan Buell was released from the Centre County Correctional Facility last night. The celebrity ghost hunter was extradited from South Carolina to Pennsylvania to face felony theft charges for allegedly stealing a rental car in State College.

On October 5, Buell’s bail was reduced. The $35,000 bail was modified from straight bail to ten percent. A $3500 payment was paid on October 17 and Buell was released on bond the following evening. He is due back in court on November 2 for a pretrial hearing.

Buell told his judge that if he was granted bail, he would stay with friends or his father in State College. He also offered to relinquish his passport which he did on October 19. On his Facebook page, he claims that he will be in Toronto on October 27 for an event.


Buell allegedly rented a Kia Sportage from Hertz/Eagle Automotive in State College, Pennsylvania on August 1. The car was never returned and when the manager tried to extend the rental as a courtesy, Buell’s credit card was declined for lack of funds. Buell was contacted by the business in an attempt to get him to return the car but he didn’t respond.

Police attempted to contact Buell at the address he provided to the rental company but he no longer lived there. An officer sent Buell messages through Facebook but Buell did not answer but he later posted several messages to his fans on his Facebook wall.

Charges were later filed with the Centre County District Judge Carmine Prestia on September 14. Buell also posted a video of himself on his Twitch account, playing video games with his fans, claiming that he was in New York City at a hotel room on September 14.

Buell is facing two third-degree felony charges and a misdemeanor one charge for theft of leased property, receiving stolen property, and theft of services. A third-degree felony in Pennsylvania carries a fine of up to $15,000 and up to seven years in prison.



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John Albrecht has been a paranormal investigator for over a decade, eight years with his own organized team. Having had a paranormal experience in 2001, he has been looking for answers ever since. John currently lives in a haunted house somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Mark Stockman

    “But I’m a celebrity! Celebrities don’t have to pay for things!”

  • botweener

    Uuumm. Where did you get Toronto from?

    • Steven Simmons

      Did you read the post? Ryan said so in his Facebook posting.

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