Monday, March 30, 2020

Police in Delaware County capture wanted killer Matthew Hightower

Matthew Hightower is behind bars at George W. Hill Correctional Facility — charged with murder in the first degree, Your Content has learned.

The accused killer was picked up this morning, according to Captain James P. Chubb of the City of Chester Police Department.

“Matthew Hightower was taken in to custody. With the assistance of his attorney, the homicide suspect did turn himself in,” Captain Chubb told Your Content Friday. “Due to the charges, he is not eligible for bail and was transported to George C. Hill Correction Facility.”

Matthew Hightower of Delaware County wanted for murder, currently at large
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We broke the story Police in Delaware County obtained an arrest warrant for Matthew Hightower Thursday in connection to the murder of Enric Wilson, 56, of Chester.

“An intense investigation was conducted by the City of Chester Police Department’s Detective Division, as well as the Delaware County District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division. This investigation was lead by Detective Rhaheem Blanden and Detective Vincent Ficchi,” Captain James P. Chubb of the City of Chester Police Dept. told Your Content.

The accused killer is suspected of gunning down Wilson on the evening of Feb. 16. Police responded to the 1100 block of West 3rd St. for reports of a shooting victim.

Police tell Your Content they found the victim, later identified as Enric Wilson, 56, lying in the area with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso.

Paramedics from Crozer-Chester Medical Center treated Wilson but due to the severity of his wounds, he was declared dead at the scene.


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