A professor who teaches at Liberty University as well as another well-known evangelical school has been arrested for attempting to murder his wife.
Michael Hiskey, a senior director of academic planning and operations for Liberty U. and a business professor at Christian University (also in Lynchburg, Virginia) is apparently still in jail today. He was charged with attempted murder, abduction, kidnapping, assault, and battery in connection with an incident involving his wife.
Hiskey was granted a $50,000 bond and ordered to avoid Virginia.
Court records show he was arrested Nov. 4 from an incident the same day and was denied bond in Lynchburg Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court last week.
In a statement, LU said Hiskey was suspended from his position as Academic Operations Analyst the day after his arrest and “pending the outcome of this matter.”
Hiskey appeared in Lynchburg Circuit Court Tuesday morning for a bond appeal. On an order from Judge Ed Burnette, Hiskey was granted $50,000 secured bond on a number of conditions, including wearing a GPS monitoring system, receiving mental health treatment and leaving Virginia, save for court appearances.
Court records show he was remanded to jail after his hearing Tuesday morning “in lieu of posting bond.” Hiskey is scheduled for a hearing on his charges in early February.