Man Arrested After Domestic Violence Situation in Marion Over Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 31, 2022

On May 31, 2022, the Marion Police Department located a suspect who was wanted after a domestic disturbance in Marion over the Memorial Day weekend.

Raymond L. Wilson allegedly assault a female and held her against her will at a residene located at 133 Johnson Street.

Wilson had fled the scene prior to the officers arrival.

There was also an allegation that he was armed with a firearm.

On May 29, 2022 around 8:23 a.m., officers responded back to 133 Johnson to look for Wilson.

Officers believe they heard a male inside the residence when attempting to make contact with Wilson.

A perimeter was set up and a search warrant was obtained.

Marion Special Response Team was activated and responded to assist, along with crisis negotiators.

The Delaware Tactical Unit also responded to assist with manpower due to the extended period of time that this event occurred over.

Immediate neighbors were evacuated from their homes for their safety and the roadway was closed to all traffic on Johnson Street.

Contact was made with Wilson via his cellphone. Discussions took place over a period of hours. Neighbors advised officers that they saw Wilson in the home during this.
CS gas was deployed into the home after negotiations stalled. Eventually, officers made entry into the home and Wilson was not located in the residence.

Earlier today, Wilson was found at a Red Roof Inn in Columbus.

He was arrested without incident with the assistance of Columbus Division of Police SWAT members and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Wilson will be taken to the Franklin County Jail before being brought back to Marion.

Wilson told officers he was not inside the Johnson Street address while officers were speaking to him and he was trying to buy additional time to flee by claiming he was in the residence.

“I am glad to have Mr. Wilson in custody and appreciate Marion County Prosecutor’s Office for getting the warrant so quickly and the Columbus SWAT members for helping to serve it. This capture will hopefully give some peace to the victim of this violent crime” said Marion Police Chief Jay McDonald.

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