2 Pitt County residents arrested on obstruction charges in sex crimes case

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Pitt Co. Arrests May 6, 2019

Two people in Pitt County have been charged with obstruction of justice after deputies say they tried to get a victim of alleged sex crimes to change her testimony on behalf of the suspect in the case. 

On April 11, Pitt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Daniel Lee Wilson, 34, of Grimesland, and charged him with several felony sex crimes. He was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center on a $2,000,000 bond for that arrest, and a $40,000 bond on previous unrelated charges.

On May 6, investigators arrested Lois Wilson. 33, of Grimesland, and Melissa Jenkins. 36, of Grimesland, on charges of felony obstruction of justice.

Investigators say Lois Wilson and Jenkins had allegedly contacted the victim of the sex crimes Daniel Lee Wilson is accused of and tried to get the victim to recant or change her statements to police about the alleged crimes.

Lois Wilson and Jenkins were each jailed and were released the same day on bonds of $10,000.

On May 7, investigators issued a new arrest warrant for felony obstruction of justice against Daniel Lee Wilson, for the same attempt at changing the witness testimony. Investigators added $25,000 bond for that charge, and Daniel Lee Wilson remains in the Pitt County Detention Center on a total of $2,065,000 bond, as he awaits a criminal trial.

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