Man accused of rigging door to electrocute pregnant wife

Leslie Hanson
December 29, 2017

A man was arrested in Knoxville after he fled Florida following an attempt to electrocute his pregnant wife, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. On early Saturday morning, the report said Wilson left her father's home without any explanation, later accusing her of cheating through texts.

She said she invited Wilson to stay with her and her children while they were visiting family in Tennessee.

Deputies were called to the home on White Hall Drive on December 26 to do a security check of the home after the father-in-law of the homeowner called to report suspicious statements from 32-year-old Michael Scott Wilson.

The woman told deputies she spoke to Wilson the next day who said he had went to OH to visit family, but deputies said he was seen in Tennessee.

Flagler County Sheriff's deputies say a man rigged his front door to electrocute those who tried to open it. The two also found the cameras that were turned off in the toilet and kitchen trash can, as well as a sonogram image on the kitchen counter.

Deputies said one set of electrical wiring appeared to be a cord that had been cut from a lamp's electrical bulb used for a salt rock lamp in a nearby bedroom. A search confirmed a firearm had been stolen from the home, as well.

Wilson is being charged with two counts of attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant person and one count of grand theft of a firearm.

A deputy discovered a Facebook account with Michael Wilson's name and photograph where the profile status had been changed to "widowed".

Michael Scott Wilson, 32, is awaiting extradition after being taken into custody by Knoxville police Thursday in connection with what Flagler County, Fla., Sheriff Rick Staly called "one of the most freakish domestic violence cases I have seen in my career".

Deputies say a Florida man rigged a door in an attempt to electrocute his pregnant wife.

Wilson is now being held on a $150,000 bond and will be extradited to the Flagler County Detention Facility to face charges.

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