Sex offender phases suicide to avoid court date
< img src="https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/12/8614548a-8868-4c20-b287-66c93249607a-medium16x9_JesseWoods-1.jpeg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1024" class =" ff-og-image-inserted" > A West Virginia man is implicated of pretending to kill himself to avoid being sentenced for stopping working to register as a sex culprit.
Jesse Lee Wood allegedly attempted to make it look like he had jumped into the Ohio River off the Ravenswood Bridge on Thursday morning, a day before he was set to face a judge, according to WCHS.
Wood parked his truck near the bridge overnight, and emailed an associate a suicide note that detailed where his belongings could be discovered, cops told the station.
When first responders arrived on the scene they discovered his automobile nearby and his cellular phone on the ledge of the bridge that separates West Virginia and Ohio, the post stated.
” When we arrived what we discovered what was originally thought to be a legitimate bridge jumper,” Jackson County Sheriff Ross Mellinger stated during a rundown on the occurrence. “We have actually had several here over the years and by and large on the surface it didn’t look much various than what we have actually had in the past.”
When police officers discovered Wood was due to be sentenced in the circuit court of Jackson County the next day, they inspected his home and found him concealing in a closet, the constable stated.
” We asked him simply directly up why in the world would you desire people to believe that you would want to devote suicide and leap off this bridge?” Mellinger stated. “His only action was ’cause I wanted them to believe that.’ So, we need to think totally at this moment this was straight to the upcoming court day.”
Polices apparently thought Wood was preparing to wait till cops left the scene, then go get his vehicle and hit the roadway.
He was charged with falsifying an emergency report and sent out to jail, authorities stated.
Published at Sun, 05 Dec 2021 07:57:24 +0000