Florida Man Charged after Discovery of Booby Trap

A Flagler County man is being brought back to Florida after his arrest in Tennessee on charges that include attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant person.

Investigators say the suspect was identified as Scott Wilson, 32.

According to a release from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Wilson is accused of rigging a device to a door to try and electrocute his estranged, pregnant wife.

Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies say they were called to the house to conduct a security check of the property after the homeowner contacted authorities about suspicious statements made by his son-in-law regarding not letting a child touch the front door of the home.

Once on scene, deputies say they observed that the front door appeared to be barricaded and there were burn marks near the door handle. 

According to the Sheriff's Office report, a deputy kicked the door and upon doing so, a large spark was observed. 

Based on observations made by the deputies on scene, investigators say it was apparent that the suspect rigged electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle.

Investigators say the arrangement appeared to have been set up as an attempt to deliver a powerful electric shock and cause serious bodily injury, or even death, to whomever attempted to unlock and open the front door of the residence.

Sheriff Rick Staly described the situation as "one of the most bizarre domestic violence cases I have seen in my career."

"Not only did this man plan to electrocute his wife, but he could have injured a deputy or any person attempting to enter this residence," Sheriff Staly said, adding "Thankfully this man was found and taken into custody before he could cause the harm he intended."

Officials said the investigation was ongoing, and additional charges were pending.


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