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Newell man charged with tipping off brother

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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.

 

 
 


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