The US Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Pedro Argote, the accused murderer of Maryland Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson.
The Marshals Service stated in a press statement that they are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the 49-year-old suspect and are offering a $10,000 reward.
According to officials, Argote is “armed and dangerous.”
Argote is believed to be driving a silver 2009 Mercedes GL 450 with the Maryland licence plate 4EH0408.
On Thursday evening, the suspect is accused of murdering Washington County Circuit Court Assistant Judge Wilkinson.
The 52-year-old judge was discovered dead in his driveway on Olde Waterford Road in Hagerstown with suspected gunshot wounds, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 8 p.m. Thursday, according to police. At Meritus Medical Centre, the judge was pronounced deceased.
According to Washington County court records, Wilkinson presided over a judgment hearing in Argote’s divorce case from 2022 on Thursday. The next hearing date was set for October 31.