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Preston County Sheriff's Department Arrests Albright Man for Assault, Other Charges

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Joseph Wilgis, Jr, 39 Joseph Wilgis, Jr, 39

The Preston County Sheriff's Department arrested an Albright man on multiple charges, including assault.

Joseph Wilgis, Jr, 39, was arrested and charged with threatening to commit a terroristic threat, brandishing, and assault.

On April 23, the sheriff's department responded to a reported brandishing/disturbance of the peace complaint in Albright. Witnesses at the scene told the sheriff's department that Wilgis was upset over a reported speeding driver in the area, according to a criminal complaint.

Witnesses told the sheriff's department that Wilgis then went to a neighbor's house to confront the suspected speeder armed with an aluminum baseball bat, threatening to strike people in the head with it, according to the criminal complaint.

The victims and witnesses said Wilgis also came to the bottom step of the residence while armed with the bat and told the sheriff's department that they feared Wilgis would use the bat to cause injury on someone.

According to the criminal complaint, it was also reported that Wilgis threatened to "burn the victim's house to the ground" and that he would see to it that the victim would be found floating in the river.

Wilgis is currently in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail with bail set at $10,000.

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