Domestic Bonds

Muncie man Michael Abbott wanted by police after being released from jail

MUNCIE, Ind. — The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a Muncie man accused of participating in a home invasion and shoving a stun gun into his estranged wife’s mouth while asking her: “Do you want to die?”

According to the sheriff’s department, Michael Abbott, 42, was arrested July 25 but released Aug. 9 on bail. Abbott was given 10 days to find a lawyer and appear in court on August 18, but did not show up. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, but Abbott remains at large.

Michael Abbott

“His charges are very serious as he is apparently not a model citizen,” Sheriff Tony Skinner said. “We encourage anyone with knowledge of Michael Abbott’s location to contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at (765) 747-7878 or dial 911.

“We look forward to apprehending him and bringing him to justice.”

Abbott is one of two men charged in the home invasion which also included a dog being shot and killed. Abbott, along with 21-year-old Quintin Kennedy, have already been arrested and charged with a host of charges, including burglary with a deadly weapon, intimidation with a deadly weapon, domestic battery and animal murder. domestic.

Court documents reveal that during the home invasion, Abbott stormed into a bathroom where his wife was sitting on a toilet and threw her into the tub before dragging her by her legs. At one point, Abbott is accused of hitting her with a “brass knuckles style stun gun” before putting the gun in her mouth and asking if she wants to die.

As the fight unfolded in the bathroom, a dog allegedly began barking and Kennedy is accused of firing nine shots into the residence, hitting the dog repeatedly and killing the animal. The two men then fled the house on bicycles.

According to court records, Abbott posted $100,000 bond on Aug. 9. Bonds are often issued by guarantors, with 10% of the bond being paid by the defendant.

Kennedy remains incarcerated on a court-set bond of $50,000.