Man Charged with Criminal Attempt Homicide in Parkesburg

Clifford E. WilsonClifford E. Wilson (Submitted Image)

PARKESBURG, PA — Clifford E. Wilson, age 41, of West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County has been charged with criminal attempt homicide and related charges after the Chester County District Attorney’s Office approved the filing on August 4th, 2022.

Parkesburg Borough Police say that on July 8, 2022, officers were called to the scene of a serious automobile crash on South Alley at West Bridge Street. Arriving police discovered that the two-vehicle crash was the end result of a car chase that began in Lancaster County. The chase ended when Wilson crashed his vehicle into that of a 40-year-old male driver, who is well known to Wilson. After the crash, Wilson allegedly beat the male with a hammer and his fists, causing serious facial fractures and extended hospitalization. Wilson’s alleged motives behind this incident are under investigation.

Wilson is being held at the Chester County Prison after bail was set at $500,000 cash. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Nancy Gill.

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Detective Rodney Discher is handling the case and is asking for anyone with additional information to come forward and call him at 610-857-3535.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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