HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has issued an urgent plea for public assistance in locating an individual tied to the recent homicide of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson.
Pedro Argote, 49, of Hagerstown, has been identified as a person of interest in connection to the Oct. 19 murder of Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson.
Wilkinson, who presided over Argote’s domestic custody case on Oct. 19, awarded Argote’s ex-wife sole custody of their children; the assailant’s motive remains unclear.
Pedro Argote Physical Description
- Argote is described as being 5’7”
- He weighs approximately 130 lbs
- The alleged assailant has black hair and brown eyes.
Authorities believe Argote may drive a silver 2009 Mercedes GL450 with Maryland license plate 4EH-0408.
Residents and individuals in the area are strongly advised not to approach Argote if sighted but to immediately contact law enforcement.
Contact Washington County Police If You Have Information
Please get in touch with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (240) 313-2100 if you have information about Argote’s whereabouts.
October 20 Press Conference at 11:00 a.m. in Hagerstown
For more information and further updates, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has announced a press conference scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Washington County Government Administration Building at 100 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD, 21740.
More Information About Pedro Argote
Law enforcement has posted flyers about Argote at the courthouse in Frederick County, Maryland.
Guards were advised to silently alert authorities rather than approach Argote, who is deemed armed and dangerous.
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.