Marshall County Man Search Victim Now a Suspect
(Marshall County, MS) A four-hour man search Sunday afternoon ended after the supposed victim was found without serious injury. Now the victim could be facing charges.
According to Major Kerry McMillen the search began Sunday afternoon when a woman called 911 claiming her boyfriend, 39-year-old John Michael Wilson had been kidnapped and was possibly shot or seriously injured.
“The caller made statements that there was possibly some foul play involved and he was missing. As anyone would do she got very upset and called 911,” explained McMillen.
From there an intense search began including resources from Marshall County, DeSoto County and the US Marshalls. Authorities were looking Wilson’s missing car. After four hours that car was located and Wilson was not seriously injured as first reported.
“He made a statement he was abducted from an area here in Marshall County at gun point and had been driven around for several hours and they decided they had taught him a lesson, so they gave him his vehicle back. I’m not really sure about that,” said McMillen Sunday once Wilson was located.
“It appears some of the story may not be matching up from what we’ve understood.”
Wilson was found along Isaac Chapel Road. After several minutes of questioning he was put in handcuffs and into the back of a deputy’s car. McMillen said his department located and questioned 4 people who could have possibly been involved in the early hours of Sunday afternoon. No names or possible charges have been released.
McMillen said Sunday they have several questions for Wilson and if it turns out the story was false he could be facing charges.
“Obstruction of justice and making a false call or statement to dispatch. You’ve seen all the personnel, the man power. We’ve been here since 1:00p.m. We called all of our patrol in that were off duty, took them away from their families,” said McMillen about the use of manpower.
As of 9:30 Sunday, no word from Marshall County on what exact charges if any Wilson faced.