Fugitive Charged with Attempted Murder of Twin Sister Arrested in New Jersey

A fugitive from Maryland, Reese Wetzel, 23, has been arrested in Mahwah, New Jersey, after a lengthy pursuit. Wetzel was wanted for attempted murder of his twin sister, according to Edison police. The incident occurred in Elliott City, Maryland, where Wetzel is accused of stabbing his sister during an argument and stealing her white 2019 Subaru Outback. He then drove the stolen vehicle with Maryland plates into New Jersey.

On Sunday evening, around 8:15 p.m., Edison police Officer Phil Smith heard an alert about the stolen vehicle being in the area. Smith spotted the Subaru as it was speeding down Woodbridge Avenue and initiated a pursuit. The pursuit continued as the Subaru entered I-287 and headed north for over 55 miles until it reached Mahwah.

Smith, along with New Jersey State Police officers who had joined the pursuit, managed to keep up with the stolen vehicle until it came to a stop near mile marker 64.9 close to Ramapo College. However, Wetzel refused to exit the car after stopping. Smith and the state police officers had to forcibly remove him from the vehicle and took him into custody.

Wetzel is facing charges in Maryland for attempted murder and additional charges in New Jersey, including receiving stolen property, eluding with substantial risk of physical injury, fugitive from justice, resisting arrest, and obstruction.


Author: CrimeDoor

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