The man wanted in connection with the 2001 murder of a rural Clare woman made his initial appearance in Webster County court in Fort Dodge on Saturday.Fifty-year-old Mark Anthony Wilson is being held under one-million dollars bond on a charge of first degree murder in the death of 43-year-old Joni Lee Manning at her home in July, 2001.
Wilson returned to Iowa late Friday night on flight from California. He was accompanied by Webster County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Jim O’Brien and an agent from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. In addition to the first-degree murder charge, Wilson is facing charges of forgery and second-degree theft with the bond on those two charges set at a total of 110-thousand dollars.
There will be a preliminary hearing for Wilson this Wednesday. Wilson is being held in the Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge.
Story by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City