Parkersburg man facing strangulation, firearm, fleeing charges

Alan Michael Wilson Jr.

PARKERSBURG — Incidents involving strangulation, gun and knife threats and a police chase brought a Parkersburg man into custody over the weekend.

Alan Michael Wilson Jr., 34, 1529 20th St., Parkersburg, allegedly strangled a female victim and threatened an ex-girlfriend and another male with a firearm before fleeing from police officers in his car, according to a criminal complaint filed with the Wood County Magistrate Court.

On March 25, officers came to Wilson’s residence on 20th Street after a call reporting domestic violence, the complaint said. The female victim said she and Wilson got into a verbal argument resulting in Wilson pushing her in the corner of a room before using both of his hands to strangle her, the complaint said.

Officers noticed marks on the victim’s neck which are consistent with strangulation, the complaint said.

On Friday, Wilson allegedly brandished a knife towards a male victim and when his ex-girlfriend tried to intervene, she was injured with the knife, the complaint said.

Wilson briefly left the home but returned with a firearm which he pointed at the victim, the complaint said.

The two victims fled and called 911 which resulted in law enforcement chasing Wilson through Parkersburg; Wilson did not obey stop signs and speed limits were not obeyed, according to the complaint.

Wilson was caught along the 1300 block of Lynn Street and he was taken into custody following a physical struggle; the firearm was inside of his vehicle, according to the complaint.

Wilson is being charged with strangulation, wanton endangerment involving a firearm and fleeing with reckless indifference and was being held at North Central Regional Jail on a $60,000 surety bond.

Candice Black can be reached at cblack@newsandsentinel.com.


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