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Posted on: June 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Homicide Investigation

Thaddeus Cortrez Wilson_

****UPDATE August 29, 2022****

Thaddeus Cortrez Wilson has been arrested in Illinois for the homicide of Josepth Roberts. 

The United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force has been assisting in attempting to locate Mr. Wilson. The Marshals developed information that he may be located in Williamson County, Il. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office located him and he was taken into custody without incident. 

Mr. Wilson is being held in Illinois without bond and will have an extradition hearing in the near future.

 ****UPDATE July 14, 2022****

Investigators have been following up on all tips regarding possible locations for Mr. Wilson. As of this time he has not been located. Investigators are offering a $1000.00 reward for information leading to his arrest.  

Anyone with information can contact the HDPS Detective Bureau at (616)355-1758, or email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Silent Observer by calling 1-877-887-4536, texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637 or you may go online and submit a tip using the online form at www.mosotips.com.

**** UPDATE July 6, 2022****

Holland DPS detectives have been diligently working to identify, locate and obtain statements from potential witness in the homicide which occurred June 19. Today, the Allegan County Prosecutor’s Office has authorized a 5-count warrant for the suspect in the homicide of Joseph Roberts.

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Thaddeus Cortrez Wilson of Holland. The warrant for his arrest is for the following counts:

                1. Homicide – Open Murder

                2. Felony Firearm

                3. Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine

                4. Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine

                5. Felon in Possession of a Firearm


Mr. Wilson has not been located since the incident and his current location is unknown.

HDPS detectives are asking anyone with information about his location to contact the HDPS Detective Bureau at (616)355-1758, or email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Silent Observer by calling 1-877-887-4536, texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637 or you may go online and submit a tip using the online form at www.mosotips.com.

*******

This morning at approximately at approximately 12:13 a.m. officers of the Holland DPS responded to a shooting at the apartment complex located at 956 Lincoln Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers located a 36-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers attempted life saving measures, but the victim died at the scene due to his injuries.  

Officers determined that some type of argument took place between the victim and the suspect prior to shots being fired.  Many potential witnesses fled from the area prior to police arriving on scene.  Officers and detectives have worked through the night and continue to follow up on all investigative leads.   

We believe that several people may have information related to this incident and are requesting anyone who has information about this homicide to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100 or the Ottawa County Silent Observer at (877) 88-SILENT or (877) 887-4536.

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