Syracuse man accused of sending threatening letters to himself, others

By: John Hanlon Email
By: John Hanlon Email

SYRACUSE, Ind. A Syracuse man is behind bars after police say he sent threatening letters to himself and others, then set his vehicle on fire.

The Syracuse Police Department said Jason Wilson, 40, received the letters beginning on December 5. On the same day, a Bremen woman received a threatening letter with a similar message.

On December 6, at around 7 p.m., police were called to Wilson's residence at 603 E. Pickwick Drive. They found a vehicle on fire in the driveway and Wilson in the backyard leaning against a tree.

Wilson told the officers that he noticed his truck on fire and that someone tried to break his sliding glass window to gain entry into the house.

He said he chased the person and the two of them got in a fight, but the unknown male got away. Police searched the area but located no one.

On Saturday, December 7, Wilson and the female in Bremen both again received threatening letters.

After an investigation, it was determined that 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 woman works.

The letters threatened the safety and the lives of those who received them.

On Wednesday, Wilson was arrested for two counts of Intimidation as class D felonies and one count of false informing as a misdemeanor. He was transported to the Kosciusko County Jail.

Police are still investigating and say more charges could be filed.

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