Kosciusko County man behind bars for false murder accusations

By: Newscenter 16 staff Email
By: Newscenter 16 staff Email

A Kosciusko County man is behind bars after falsely accusing a North Webster police officer of committing murder.

In May, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department detectives were contacted about an investigation into allegations made against a current North Webster police officer. North Webster Town Marshal, Greg Church, told detectives he was contacted on May 30th by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

Tennessee law enforcement officials stated they were emailed information by a Kosciusko County resident earlier in the month. He has been identified as 32-year-old Michael Roy Wiggins, of North Webster. Wiggins told police he had information into the disappearance of 22-year-old Holly Bobo, of Darden, Tennessee.

Wiggins accused North Webster Officer David May of taking his department squad car to Tennessee, abducting Holly Bobo with the use of tranquilizers, murdering her, and then burying her body on a farm yard in Kosciusko County.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department detectives began the investigation by verifying that Officer May was actually on duty and taking calls on the accused date by Wiggins. Further investigation revealed that May’s mileage would not substantiate the accusations. Investigators also discovered that Wiggins had been previously arrested in October of 2011 by Officer May on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated as well as driving while suspended in May of 2013, eight days prior to his accusatorial email to Tennessee police officials.

K.C.S.D. detectives concluded that Wiggins’ actions were in revenge towards Officer May and arrested him yesterday on felony charges of obstruction of justice-making/using false record and felony false informing-alleging officer misconduct. Wiggins is currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department was assisted in the investigation by detectives from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office advises that the defendant’s charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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