CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Frank Fabus of Haslett Tuesday for allegedly trying to poison his wife earlier this year.
According to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon, Fabus, 36, allegedly placed diazepam (often called Valium), verapail (a blood pressure medication) and spironolactone (used to treat heart failure, blood pressure) in his wife’s coffee in May.
Sheriff’s officials say Fabus — who previously resided in Shiawassee County — may have obtained the medications from a Lansing hospital where he is employed.
Neither his wife nor the hospital were identified in the press release. Shiawassee County Assistant Prosecutor Dan Nees today said the wife recovered from the incident, which happened in this county.
Nees also said the couple was going through a divorce.
According to court documents, Fabus was arraigned Tuesday before Judge Terrance Dignan in 66th District Court and charged with one count of poisoning-food/drink/medicine/water supply.
The charge carries a penalty of 15 years to life in prison (if a victim dies).
Fabus was released from jail on a $10,000 cash/surety bond.
A probable cause conference was scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Aug. 1 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 7, both before Judge Ward Clarkson.