Amity charged with abuse, kidnapping of spouse
An Amity man has been charged in Pike County Circuit Court with aggravated assault on a family, kidnapping and domestic abuse.
Michael J. LaFevers, 61, was charged on Oct. 3.
According to court records, on Sept. 21 Karla LaFevers reported that on Sept. 20 she and her husband got into an altercation at their residence on Rosboro Loop. The wife reported that the husband fired a 30-30 rifle at her head from close range.
“Mr. LaFevers had been aiming the weapon at her head when she turned her head at the last minute prior to Mr. LaFevers discharging the weapon,” according to case records. The bullet passed by her face, went through the couch and into the wall.
After the gunshot, Mr. LaFevers allegedly bound his wife’s arms and legs, taped her mouth shut and “proceeded to commit brutal acts against her, to include kicking her in the head, pulling her around by the hair and electrocuting her with the exposed end of an extension cord.”
Following the incident, the suspect freed his wife before “nailing the bedroom door shut, requiring her to ‘snuggle’ with him while they slept.” When she reported the incident to a friend the following morning, Mr. LaFevers became confrontational. The friend then transported Mrs. LaFevers to the Glenwood Police Department where she was directed to report the incident to the Pike County Sheriff’s Department.
After Mrs. LaFevers issued her statement, she was escorted to the home by Deputy David Wolfe, who photographed the scene and noted a bullet hole in the couch and wall. The deputy also noted a nail in the face of the bedroom door. When questioned about the bullet hole, Mr. LaFevers responded, “You know what that’s from.” Mr. LaFevers declined to give the deputy his side of the story.
Mrs. LaFevers was examined later and a physician stated her injuries were “consistent with the nature of the trauma” she described.