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Holly Bobo Murder Accusation Lands Man Behind Bars

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

NORTH WEBSTER, Ind. - A bizarre twist in Holly Bobo's missing person's case. An Indiana man has been arrested. He is accused of trying to frame a police officer from North Webster, Ind., in the Decatur County nursing student's alleged abduction.

Investigators have charged Michael Wiggins, 32, with felony counts of obstruction of justice and alleging officer misconduct. They believe he chose Bobo's case for his alleged revenge plot based on an internet search.

In May, police said Wiggins emailed the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. In that email, he is accused of blaming Officer David May of driving his patrol car to Tennessee in April of 2011, tranquilizing Bobo, killing her and burying her body on an Indiana farm.

Authorities said Wiggins' account does not check out. "A lot of documentation had already been done on Officer May's whereabout," said Sgt. Chad Hill of the Kosciusko County Sherff's Department. Sgt. Hill added not only is there proof Officer May was not in Tennessee, but the mileage of his patrol car does not corroborate the allegation.

Records show Officer May had arrested Wiggins in the past. The latest occurred in May. "Eight days after that contact is when the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation actually received the email," said Sgt. Hill.

Wiggins is being held in the Kosciusko County, Indiana, Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.


WANE-TV contributing.