A Syracuse man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly sending threatening letters to himself and others and misleading police.
Jason Wilson, 40, 603 E. Pickwick Drive, was incarcerated in the Kosciusko County Jail on two Class D felony counts of intimidation and a misdemeanor count of false informing.
On Dec. 5, Wilson had reportedly received a letter from someone threatening his safety. On the same day, Syracuse police reported, a female Bristol resident received a letter containing basically the same message.
Shortly after 7 p.m. Dec. 6, police were called to Wilson’s home. Police arrived to find a vehicle on fire in the driveway, and Wilson in the backyard leaning against a tree. Wilson told officers he’d noticed his truck was on fire, and then someone tried to break out his sliding glass windows to get into his home.
Wilson said he chased the male intruder and that the two of them got into a fight. The other male had gotten away, Wilson reportedly told police. Police said officers and K-9 units searched the area and found no one else around.
On Dec. 7, Wilson and the Breman resident again reportedly received threatening letters. These were turned over to Syracuse police.
Police said investigators followed up on several leads and interviewed numerous witnesses. Investigators later determined that Wilson sent the letters to himself, the female in Bremen and also her father. Wilson also allegedly sent threatening letters to Kohl’s department store in Warsaw, where the female works.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and may result in more charges being filed.
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