SYRACUSE, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Syracuse Police Department began investigating threatening letters received by Jason Wilson of Pickwick Drive in Syracuse on December 5th.
Wilson had received a letter threatening his safety. Also on the same day a female Bremen resident received a threatening letter with basically the same message.
On December 6th at approximately 7:04 pm an alarm was received at the residence at 603 E. Pickwick Drive, upon the officer’s arrival they discovered a vehicle on fire in the driveway of the residence and then discovered the homeowner, Jason Wilson in the backyard leaning against a tree. Wilson told the officers that he noticed his truck on fire and then someone tried to breakout his sliding glass window to gain entry into the house.
Wilson stated he chased the person and the two of them got in a fight and the unknown male got away. Officers and K-9 units searched the area extensively and located no one else around.
On Saturday December 7th Wilson and the female in Bremen both again received threatening letters that were turned over to the Syracuse police department.
After following up on several leads and interviewing numerous witnesses it was determined that Jason Wilson sent the threatening letters to himself, the female and her father in Bremen and also to Kohl’s’ department store in Warsaw where the female works.
The letters threatened the safety and the lives of those who received them.
Wednesday Jason Wilson, 40, was arrested by Syracuse police for 2 counts of Intimidation as Class “D” Felonies and 1 count of False Informing as a Misdemeanor.
Jason was transported to the Kosciusko County Jail where he was booked on those charges. The investigation into this matter is still on going and may result in more charges being filed.
Syracuse Police were assisted in the investigation by Warsaw Police and the Kosciusko County Prosecutors Office.
The charges are an allegation made against Wilson and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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