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Syracuse man accused of sending threats to self, 2 others


Sending threatening letters to oneself won’t usually get a person into much trouble, but a 40-year-old Syracuse resident asked the police to look into the matter, as well as additional letters they say he mailed to a woman and her father.

Now Jason Wilson faces two felony charges of intimidation as well as a misdemeanor charge of false informing.

Wilson said he received the first threatening letter Dec. 5. On Dec. 6, a female Bremen resident reported receiving a similar threatening letter. On Dec. 7, police responded to an alarm at Wilson’s home and found him leaning against a tree trunk while a vehicle burned in the driveway, according to the Syracuse Police Department.

He told the officers that when he noticed his truck on fire, someone tried to break into his house through a sliding glass window and that he fought with an unknown man. But when officers and dogs searched the area, they found no one around, police said.

Police followed up with additional witnesses and determined that Wilson sent the letters to himself, the woman and her father, as well as a Warsaw department store where the woman works. According to police, the letters threatened the safety and lives of those who received them.

The investigation conducted by the Syracuse Police Department, with assistance from the Warsaw Police Department and the Kosciusko County Prosecutors Office, is still ongoing, and Wilson could face additional charges, police said.