Robbery Suspect Gets High Bond
(Aurora, Ind.) – Bond has been set for an Aurora man accused of beating and robbing a woman in his Exporting Street apartment earlier this month.
Michael Abbott turned himself in to police on Saturday. He was in Dearborn Circuit Court Monday to answer to charges of Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, and Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Abbott pleaded not guilty to each charge.
The judge ordered him held on $5,000 cash and $250,000 surety bond.
Abbott remains in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center as of Tuesday morning.
Abbott, 34, allegedly beat, strangled, and robbed Renee Carpenter in his apartment on April 14. As Abbott took her cash and threatened her with a hammer, she ran from the apartment for help making it to the Aurora Police Department three blocks away. She reported that Abbott had choked her unconscious and had repeatedly slammed her head into the floor.
The judge ordered Abbott to have no contact with Carpenter as a condition of his bond.