HomeFeaturedSuspect Moises May in Woman Chained to Floor Case Denied Lower Bail

Suspect Moises May in Woman Chained to Floor Case Denied Lower Bail

Moises May is also wanted by federal authorities.

A judge has refused to lower the bail for suspect Moises May who allegedly chained a woman to the floor of a room in his house.


Released body camera footage shows two Louisville police officers rescuing a woman who was chained to the floor of a house in the Park Hill neighborhood.

Photo from police bodycam video of Moises May's alleged victim. Credit LMPD

On Wednesday, a Louisville judge denied a request to reduce the bond for Moises May, who stands accused of chaining a woman to the floor of a home near the Park Hill neighborhood last year.

May’s attorney sought a reduction of his $100,000 cash bond, highlighting his minimal criminal record, steady employment, responsibilities as a parent, and assurance of not residing near the alleged victim.

However, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maxwell Gosman opposed the motion, citing the severity of the allegations. Gosman emphasized that May purportedly restrained the woman by the neck in a dwelling devoid of basic amenities, such as running water and food access. The prosecutor further noted the presence of barricaded doors and windows in the home.

Gosman also underscored May’s prior domestic violence conviction from 2006 in Alabama, emphasizing his flight risk due to outstanding warrants from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Highlighting concerns for public safety and the victim’s well-being, Gosman detailed instances where individuals purportedly acting on May’s behalf pressured the victim to withdraw charges.

Considering the gravity of the accusations and May’s criminal history, Judge Eric Haner upheld the $100,000 bond, emphasizing the need for accountability.

Should May secure release, he is prohibited from contacting the alleged victim, Jonna Wilson, who recounted harrowing experiences of abuse, including being shackled and threatened with violence.

Wilson’s rescue by law enforcement on August 16 from a home near the Park Hill and Algonquin neighborhoods underscored the severity of the situation. Responding officers found her bound with chains secured by screws and a MasterLock, with every point of entry barricaded.

May, who maintains his innocence, is scheduled for his next court appearance on March 27.

Source: Law&Crime Network

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