KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- A North Webster man claims a psychic vision led him to accuse a police officer from his town of a high-profile abduction and murder in Tennessee.
But the accuser is the one sitting in jail, because authorities say he lied about the case to get revenge against the officer.
32-year old Michael Wiggins is being held on $100,000 bond, after authorities say he falsely accused North Webster officer David May of the 2011 abduction and killing of Holly Bobo.
May 9th, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations got an email from Wiggins, telling them Officer May drove his police cruiser to Tennessee on April 13th 2011, used horse tranquilizers to kill the woman, and then buried her body on a Kosciusko County farm.
Bobo disappeared in April 2011, and the missing person case has not yet been solved.
It has been a huge story in Tennessee, and has grabbed national headlines.
Investigators looking into Wiggins’ accusation determined Officer May had worked his regular shift in North Webster on April 13, 2011, and that none of the department’s patrol cars had mileage counts consistent with making a trip to Tennessee during that time period.
Wiggins, however, insisted May was guilty, claiming he knew because he's psychic.
" He was still sticking quite a bit by his story, even though it's not a valid story,” said Sgt. Chad Hill, with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.
“ It's such a high profile case, very easily found on the Internet, accessible. And it would have probably drawn quite a bit of attention, which I think actually fulfilled exactly what he was looking to do,” said Hill.
“ In over 20 years, I've never seen allegations like this, such falsely and grossly let out."
Police think Wiggins concocted the story, because Officer May arrested Wiggins two times over the past two years.
One of the incidents resulted in charges of drunk driving.
Authorities believe Wiggins was looking for revenge, and used the email report to get payback.
Wiggins is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday on his new charges of Obstruction of Justice, and False Reporting.
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