Liberty University official accused of attempted murder, abduction

Michael Hiskey was suspended from the university

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Magdala Louissaint - Lynchburg Bureau Reporter

Courtesy of Blue Ridge Regional Jail

LYNCHBURG, Va. - A Liberty University official is facing a variety of charges, including attempted murder as well as abduction.

Michael Hiskey was booked on November 4 to Blue Ridge Regional Jail for two counts of assault and battery of a family member, abduction, as well as attempted murder, according to Lynchburg police. 

This was a domestic violence strangling incident, according to the police department, and the victim appears to be physically OK. 

According to LinkedIn, Hiskey is the Senior Director for Academic Planning & Operations at Liberty University.  

Liberty University released a statement, stating Hiskey was suspended as of November 5:

As of November 5, 2018 Michael Hiskey was suspended from his position as Academic Operations Analyst pending the outcome of this matter.

According to jail records, Hiskey was denied bond and it is not clear when he will be back in court. 

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