Mark W. Wilson
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July Morning

Frankfort, KY

#1 Jul 1, 2011
Does anybody know Mark W. Wilson? Whatever happened to him? He used to live in Coal Run, but he doesn't seem to be around here anymore.
Fresh Haircut

Frankfort, KY

#2 Jul 8, 2011
He's in prison, I think.
britt

Chesterfield, MO

#3 Jul 8, 2011
Mark Wilson is in prison at the time. I knew him well. I can tell you to be careful of him.. He did beat those girls that got him the 20 yr sent. He got out and was so violent again with the woman he was with. Mark can seem sweet but can be very dangerous at the drop of a hat.
Bob

Pineville, KY

#4 Jul 8, 2011
Yeah, I know him personally too. He is better off staying in prison. I know he has serious mental issues. What is strange is that his brother is as normal as anyone can be. I don't think he's ever given anyone a harsh look. I don't know about the rest of his family.
britt

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Jul 11, 2011
Bob wrote:
Yeah, I know him personally too. He is better off staying in prison. I know he has serious mental issues. What is strange is that his brother is as normal as anyone can be. I don't think he's ever given anyone a harsh look. I don't know about the rest of his family.
You're right, Melvin is such a nice person, he and Mark are as different as daylight and dark. As far as I know the rest of his family is ok. I do kinda think his dad perhaps bought his way out of trouble too many times resulting in Mark placing blame on everyone else for his bad behavior ( a combination of that, mental issues and a mean nature)... I agree he is much better off staying in prison.
Bob

Pineville, KY

#6 Jul 17, 2011
Actually, his dad never bought him out of anything. In fact, his dad wrote Mark out of his will. His dad certainly had the connections to do it, but he did not use them. In fact, his dad has not spoken to Mark in years and has had nothing to do with Mark for nearly 30 years. This is an example of the court system failing. Mark keeps going in and out of prison when he needs to remain there for good.
DOPER

Pikeville, KY

#7 Jul 17, 2011
Bob wrote:
Actually, his dad never bought him out of anything. In fact, his dad wrote Mark out of his will. His dad certainly had the connections to do it, but he did not use them. In fact, his dad has not spoken to Mark in years and has had nothing to do with Mark for nearly 30 years. This is an example of the court system failing. Mark keeps going in and out of prison when he needs to remain there for good.
Well there the dam problem his dad should have steped up and been a father not spoke in 30 years no wonder he so dam crazy he never had a dad
old dude

Chesterfield, MO

#8 Jul 17, 2011
DOPER, he had a dad but his dad did the only thing he could with a son like him--his dad is a good man. Sometimes the best of parents can't help a bad seed.
Bob

Pineville, KY

#9 Jul 17, 2011
old dude is right, his dad tried to help him early on, but Mark stole from him, his brother, his family, his friends. His dad is a very good man. But you have to draw the line somewhere. I have no problem when someone helps someone when they get in trouble, even after two or three times, but Mark has continued to screw people over, that's all he knows. He knows nothing but how to lie, steal, cheat and blame others. I happen to know that growing up, Mark and his brother had a Leave It To Beaver life style. I am serious about that. Mark's brother grew up to be a a very different individual than Mark. I have never know Mark's brother to take a drink, use any kind of drug, or ever try to cheat anyone. I was in a band with Melvin and for a musician not to do those things is unusual. My point it that Mark was raised the exact same way as Melivn, and they turned out as different as two brothers can. It is not always the parents fault.
TCL

Frankfort, KY

#10 Sep 19, 2011
Mark is in prison right now. I hear that he is supposed to get out next year or so. I don't know Mark's brother or his family, so I won't say anything about them either way. But Mark certainly has donne bad things in the past. How can they keep releasing him, I don't know. At least they should tell him to stay away fro Pikeville. That seems to be where he gets in trouble the most.
BCT

Frankfort, KY

#11 Feb 1, 2012
Is Mark still in prison? If not, does he still live in Pikeville? IF still in Prison, can they tell him not to move back to Pikeville? I know he has a bad past. Anyone know him personally?
Jimbo

Frankfort, KY

#12 Mar 29, 2012
He's still in prison as far as I know. He lived with his brother for a year or so, but he went back to prison.
Tony

Pineville, KY

#13 May 30, 2012
Any news on Mark!
nobody

United States

#14 Jun 13, 2012
Tony wrote:
Any news on Mark!
He is in prison. Burgin, Ky.
The man

Frankfort, KY

#15 Jun 13, 2012
He's been in and out so many times I've lost count. He's been in just about every prison in Kentucky and he's been in Burgin before. I don't understand it. Mark's brother is the complete opposite of Mark. I don't think his brother Melvin has ever even gotten a speeding ticket much less ever been in trouble. You can ask anyone that knows the both of them, there is night and day difference in the two. Mark had a good life growing up. He could have had anything he wanted, but blew all on drugs and crime. He could have had everything Melvin has today. A nice home, family, and a great job. Mark has waisted his life away.
Billy

Pineville, KY

#16 Jun 13, 2012
I don't know his brother, but Mark has done some bad things. I don't think anyone has as big a rap sheet as Mark. I know he's spent most of his life behinbd bars. You'd think that he would get tired of it.
Poe

Pineville, KY

#17 Jul 18, 2012
I heard Mark was getting out or prison, or that he is already our. Does anyone know?
Strange

Pikeville, KY

#18 Jul 19, 2012
Bob wrote:
Yeah, I know him personally too. He is better off staying in prison. I know he has serious mental issues. What is strange is that his brother is as normal as anyone can be. I don't think he's ever given anyone a harsh look. I don't know about the rest of his family.
Why do you think it is so strange that one brother is a criminal and the other brother is not a criminal? Do you think they share a "criminal gene", but Melvin's criminal gene is currently inactive?
Todd

Pineville, KY

#19 Jul 19, 2012
I think this is a classice example of someone being born with bad wiring. Both Mark and Melvin grew up identical. Both were treated the same by their parents. There was no differences made between the two. Both had access to college, both were raised in a wealthy enviroment. Mark acted bad from day one. Even as a child he exhibited anti-socail behavior. There was not a single point where he suddenly "went" bad.

Melvin, on the other had, has always repected himself and others. I'm not saying he is a saint, but I can't think of once incident in his life that he ever did anybody wrong. I have never seen him even remotely want to do anything illegal. In fact, we won't even download music illegal from the net or buy an illegal copy of a dvd.

Again, I'm not saying Melivn is perfect. But my point is that there really no reason the two brothers are so difference. It wasn't their parents. I know people want to blame the parents all the time, but why did Melvin turn our so different than Mark? Mark had the same oppertunitues that Melvin had. But Mark chose the way of crime and is sitting is a prison cell. Melvin has a great life. And is living comfortably in Pikeville. As you have probably guessed, I am close to the family so I know all the details about their lives. Mark was just born with bad wiring.
A Friend

Pikeville, KY

#20 Jul 19, 2012
Todd wrote:
I think this is a classice example of someone being born with bad wiring. Both Mark and Melvin grew up identical. Both were treated the same by their parents. There was no differences made between the two. Both had access to college, both were raised in a wealthy enviroment. Mark acted bad from day one. Even as a child he exhibited anti-socail behavior. There was not a single point where he suddenly "went" bad.
Melvin, on the other had, has always repected himself and others. I'm not saying he is a saint, but I can't think of once incident in his life that he ever did anybody wrong. I have never seen him even remotely want to do anything illegal. In fact, we won't even download music illegal from the net or buy an illegal copy of a dvd.
Again, I'm not saying Melivn is perfect. But my point is that there really no reason the two brothers are so difference. It wasn't their parents. I know people want to blame the parents all the time, but why did Melvin turn our so different than Mark? Mark had the same oppertunitues that Melvin had. But Mark chose the way of crime and is sitting is a prison cell. Melvin has a great life. And is living comfortably in Pikeville. As you have probably guessed, I am close to the family so I know all the details about their lives. Mark was just born with bad wiring.
I grew up with both of them and kept in touch with Mark up until he freaked out and broke his girlfriend arms.

In elementary school thru jr high, Mark was always the cool one. Sure he was mischievious, but he hadn't yet been in any trouble. On the other hand, Melvin was a total geek ... a big-time nerd.

Mark knew that everybody thought Melvin was a geek. In fact, he took great pride in not-being like Melvin. Unfortunately, he went way too far and became the anti-Melvin.

By the time he was in high school he had a drug problem and he was constantly stealing. For the most part he abandoned his old friends who were respectable people and he hooked up with a couple of real losers. The next thing you know he was stealing social security checks from the old ladies who lived in Coal Run Village. He even stole things from a couple of his old friends who happened to be close friends of mine.

At that point, I still had faith in mark, and I wasn't afraid to loan him something although most of his old friends thought he was going to steal them blind. Personally, I think Mark enjoyed stealing from people who didn't trust him. I always wondered why he never stole from me, but I think the reason was, I always tried to give him the impression that I trusted him.

Anyway, Mark kept stealing and he got quite a reputation with the cops. However, his dad who was on Governor Martha Layne Collins' cabinet at that time, always got him out of trouble. I don't mean 1 or 2 times. His dad got him out of trouble at least 10 times in a very short period of time. Unfortunately, Mark never learned his lesson. He knew his dad had to keep getting him out of trouble or he would risk a political scandal.

By the time, he graduated from high school. Mark was a career criminal and nothing was going to change him.

Had his dad let him take the fall earlier in life, I think he would have turned out to be a different person. But we'll never know for sure.

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