Police Arrest Wiseman For Bomb Threats
On Dec. 8 Bradford Pernelle Wiseman, 46, was arrested in Wheeling by United States Deputy Marshals on three Wetzel County felony warrants.
Wiseman is suspected of making three bomb threats to two New Martinsville businesses and the Tyler County Fair.
On Aug. 18 Wetzel County Sheriff James Hoskins received a complaint involving phone harassment. The victim stated that Wiseman was using the phone to leave threatening messages at his residence. On further investigation it was alleged that he may have also phoned in a bomb threat at a local business.
Phone records indicated that calls were placed to the New Martinsville Walmart, Speedway, and the Tyler County Fair from Wiseman’s cell phone that matched the times the threats were received.
Chief Deputy Rob Haught obtained felony warrants charging Wiseman with making terroristic threats on April 10, June 23, and Aug. 3 of this year.
Wiseman left the New Martinsville area shortly after being interviewed by Sheriff Hoskins and Chief Deputy Haught and had been considered a fugitive until he was located at Northwood Health Services in Wheeling.
The warrants were forwarded to the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, which the Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office is a member agency, for service.
Wiseman was taken into custody without incident and was placed in the Northern Regional Jail. He remains in the NRJ on a $60,000 bond.
The Wetzel and Tyler County Sheriffs Departments are continuing the investigation.