Man Rigs Door in Attempt to Electrocute Wife
Flagler County, Fla (treasurecoast.com) — Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 110 White Hall Drive in Palm Coast on December 26 to conduct a security check of the property after the homeowner contacted authorities about suspicious statements made by his son-in-law regarding not letting a child touch the front door of the home.
Deputies observed that the front door appeared to be barricaded. Then, they also observed burn marks near the door handle. A deputy kicked the door. Then a large spark was observed. The deputies observed a rigged electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle. This could potentially electrocute and cause serious bodily injury or even death to whomever attempted to unlock and open the front door of the residence.
A thorough investigation found that Michael Scott Wilson rigged the door.
This was an attempt to cause great bodily harm to his estranged wife. He also stole a firearm belonging to his wife’s father from the house. A warrant was signed for Wilson’s arrest. He was then located in Knoxville, Tennessee, around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday and taken into custody. Wilson is charged with two counts of attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant person and one count of grand theft of a firearm. He is being held on a $150,000.00 bond. Wilson will be extradited to the Flagler County Detention Facility to face charges.
“This is one of the most bizarre domestic violence cases I have seen in my career,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Not only did this man plan to electrocute his wife, but he could have injured a deputy or any person attempting to enter this residence.”
This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are pending.