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Cops in Cumberland nab Lynch police chief


A Harlan County police chief has been arrested and charged with assault, alcohol intoxication and disorderly conduct.

The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports that officers in Cumberland arrested Lynch Police Chief James Miller Monday morning.

Police say they found Miller intoxicated and his wife with bruises on her neck and a cut on her el- bow. A police report says Miller would not calm down.

Miller was arrested and taken to the Harlan County Detention Center on a $200 cash bond. He was released the same day.

Miller has served as police chief since August 2008. He was promoted after former chief Taylor Hall was hired by the Cumberland Police Department.

Miller declined to comment.

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