| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newell man charged with tipping off brother

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 10:42 a.m.

A Newell man is accused of tipping off his brother that police were searching his home for weapons of mass destruction.

Southwest Regional Police charged Mark T. Wilson, 56, with hindering apprehension or prosecution and obstruction of justice in connection with a text message sent to Jeffrey Wilson, 58, of 102 Miller St., Newell.

On Nov. 26, police searched Jeffrey Wilson's home and found military detonation cord, military fuse, smoke grenades, railway flares, several illegal weapons and three bottles of suspected moonshine.

While police were searching the residence, Mark Wilson allegedly sent a message to his brother telling him to "run," according to police.

The Wilson brothers are charged before District Judge Jesse Cramer. Mark Wilson was arraigned Thursday and released on $2,500 unsecured bail.

Jeffrey Wilson has not been captured. He is charged with possession of weapons of mass destruction, four counts of receiving stolen property, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe, three counts of possession or transportation of alcohol, three counts of possession of illegal alcohol and four counts of possession of prohibitive offensive weapons.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fayette

  1. Salvation Army kettle campaign begins Friday in Connellsville area
  2. Fayette twins injured as newborns expected to be adopted by foster mother
  3. HObo Model Railroad Club display back in Connellsville
  4. Lost bear hunter from Westmoreland County located
  5. CASD’s Mustache Club lends hand
  6. RAPTOR program explained in Connellsville
  7. Dunbar Authority’s sewage project making progress
  8. Fayette Chamber plans awards dinner
  9. Positive behavior stressed to Connellsville elementary students
  10. Despite bird flu, it won’t be  a turkey-free Thanksgiving
  11. Former Laurel Highlands choral teacher sentenced on sex charge