Man sends threatening letters to himself to throw police off

Jason Robert Wilson (Photo courtesy: Syracuse Police Department)
Jason Robert Wilson (Photo courtesy: Syracuse Police Department)

SYRACUSE, Ind. (WANE) – Police arrested a man after he apparently sent threatening letters to a woman and to himself to throw police off track. Officials said he also set his own truck on fire.

According to the Syracuse Police Department, Jason Wilson, 40, of Syracuse, received a letter “threatening his safety” on December 5. Police said on the same day, a woman in Bremen received a threatening letter with basically the same message.

The next day, police responded to an alarm at Wilson’s home. When officers arrived, they found a truck on fire in his driveway. Wilson was in his backyard and told police that he noticed his truck was on fire and that someone tried to bust open a glass window and get into his home.

Wilson told police he chased the man, the two of them got in a fight, and then the man ran away. Officers and K-9 units searched the area but did not find anything.

On December 7, Wilson and the same woman both received threatening letters again.

Police interviewed multiple witnesses and determined that Wilson sent the letters to himself, along with the woman and her father. He also sent letters to the Kohl’s department store in Warsaw, where the woman works.

On Wednesday, police arrested Wilson and booked him at the Kosciusko County Jail. Police said Wilson faces the following charges:

  • Two counts of Intimidation
  • False Informing

Police said more charges may be filed against Wilson as the investigation continues.

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