Goshen News, Goshen, IN

June 12, 2013

Man jailed for falsely accusing cop of murder


THE GOSHEN NEWS

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

According to Kosciusko County police, officers were contacted in May regarding conducting an investigation into allegations made against a current North Webster police officer. Officers were advised by North Webster Town Marshall Greg Church that he had been contacted May 30 by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. Tennessee law enforcement officials stated that they were emailed information earlier in the month by a Kosciusko county resident, identified as Michael Roy Wiggins, 32, North Webster, who stated that he had information into the disappearance of Holly Bobo, 22, from Darden, Tenn. Wiggins accused North Webster officer David May of taking his department squad car to Tennessee, abducting 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 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 2011 by May on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated as well as driving with a suspended driver’s license in May 2013, eight days prior to his accusatorial email to Tennessee police officials. K.C.S.D. detectives concluded that Wiggins’ actions were in revenge toward May and arrested him Monday 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.

Theft/burglary reports

• Richard Meyer, Millersburg, told Goshen police someone damaged a door and possibly made entry into his place of business at the Elkhart Country Club House, 114 S. Fifth St., Goshen, at 8 p.m. Saturday.

• Goshen police received a report at 5 p.m. Saturday that Premier Motors, 2506 Elkhart Road, Goshen, had a vehicle damaged and another stolen sometime over the weekend.

• Patty Martinez, 408 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police her television was stolen from her apartment between 3:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday.

• Cathy R. Haas, 37, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police at 8:57 p.m. Monday at 1527 Bashor Road, Goshen, on a charge of theft.

• Melanie Meyer, 25118 C.R. 20, Elkhart, told Goshen police her wallet was stolen from Goshen College, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, while she was working at the Rec Center at 8:15 p.m. Monday.

• Matt Clupper told Elkhart County police his prescription medication and miscellaneous hunting equipment was stolen from his vehicle while parked at C.R. 29, just south of C.R. 4, between midnight and 2 a.m. Sunday.

• Brent E. Martin, 66569 C.R. 13, Goshen, told Elkhart County police his black 1999 Chevrolet S10 was stolen between noon Thursday and 1 p.m. Monday.

• A Bristol woman told Elkhart County police someone attempted to force entry into her home in the 53000 block of Pine Brook Drive, Bristol, at approximately 2:24 p.m. Monday.

• Jonathan Towne, 36, 28879 Melody Lane, Elkhart, was arrested by Elkhart County police at 1:48 a.m. Tuesday at Forest River, 58277 Ind. 19, Elkhart, on a charge of burglary. He was booked into the county jail

Assault/battery reports

• Cheryl Heyerdayhl, 39, 607 Stevens Ct., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police at 2:31 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Stevens Court and Ninth Street on a charge of domestic battery. She was booked into the county jail.

Alcohol/drug arrests

• Trevor Reinholt, 26, and Michael Moore, 26, both of Warsaw, were arrested by Goshen police at 8:48 p.m. Monday in the 4500 block of Elkhart Road on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Both were booked into the county jail.