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Lee Wilson Manhunt Ends In Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA — The manhunt for 39 year old Lee Wilson of Mountain Ranch has ended peacefully.

Sgt. Dave Seawell of the Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department reports that Wilson turned himself into the County Jail earlier this week. He has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Bail has been set at $235,000.

According to Seawell Wilson was wanted after shootting his brother, 37 year old Jimmy Wilson of Avery, at a birthday party Saturday evening, August 23 at a residence in the 500 block of Sorrel Rd. in Avery during an argument. Alcohol may have been a factor in that shooting.

The elder Wilson fled the scene with his 17 year old duaghter who was later located in Big Trees State Park. Wilson dropped a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun following the shooting.

His whereabouts during the subsequent 16 day period have not been revealed by authorities.

Written by Bill Johnson