Police say that a Palm Coast man updated his Facebook status to "widowed" before jerry-rigging the front door of his estranged wife's house to a auto battery charger, in a failed plan to electrocute her.
Police reportedly responded to a call from a home in Palm Coast regarding some concerning statements Wilson had made.
Authorities went to Wilson's home in Florida on Tuesday and found burn marks on the front door, which let off a large spark when kicked open.
"It was apparent the suspect rigged electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle in an attempt to electrocute whomever attempted to unlock and open the front door of the residence", the FCSO said in a news release.
An electrical expert later examined photos of the apparatus and concluded there was an 80 percent to 100 percent chance a person who touched both the door lock/keys and handle simultaneously would suffer death or great bodily harm, according to the report. He also stole a firearm belonging to his wife's father from the house. He was charged with two counts of attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant person and one count of grand theft of a firearm.
In a Facebook post Friday, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staley called the case one of the "most freakish domestic violence cases" he's seen. Flositz and his wife, Alissa, investigated the residence and found the word "Hi!" and a drawing of two eyes on the back sliding door in lipstick, according to the deputy's report, and the front door appeared to be blocked.More news: Tips on how to prevent frozen pipes at home
More news: Teigen live tweets flight bound for nowhere
More news: Oregon Bakers Who Refused to Make Gay Wedding Cake Lose Appeal
"Thankfully this plan was discovered quickly, and Wilson was taken into custody before he could cause the harm he intended", Staly added.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are pending. She said he hadn't returned home since then. She said he told her when she goes home to "make sure you use the front door because the garage door is not going to open" and to make sure their daughter wasn't with her because he didn't want her getting hurt, according to the arrest documents.
Knoxville police found Wilson in a auto in the 2700 block of Middlebrook Pike on Thursday afternoon and arrested him.
Wilson is being held on $150,000 bail and will be extradited back to Florida.
Court records indicate Ashley Lauren Wilson, 29, filed for divorce on December 6.
The paper likewise announced that an agent found a Facebook account with Michael Wilson's name and photo in which the profile status had been changed to "widowed".