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Father, son are among six indicted

Grand jury indicts six

A father and son already jailed and charged with multiple offenses were indicted last week.

Roger Lee Miles, 50, of 386 Sergent Loop, Thornton, is charged now by the grand jury with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of second-degree persistent felony offender, complicity to acquire property from income from trafficking in a controlled substance, complicity to receiving stolen property valued at $500 or more, and complicity to receiving a stolen firearm.

Roger Alan Miles, 28, is charged with complicity to acquire property from income from trafficking in a controlled substance, complicity to receiving stolen property valued at $500 or more, complicity to receiving a stolen firearm, second-degree persistent felony offender, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, resisting arrest, menacing, first-degree criminal possession of methamphetamine with a firearm enhancement, possession of burglary tools, criminal possession of a legend drug with a firearm enhancement, use/ possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property valued at $500 or more, and receiving a stolen firearm.

The charges stem from a search warrant Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines executed January 9 on two storage buildings rented by the Mileses at Mayking and Ermine. Inside, Stines found collectable coins, jewelry and two AR-15 rifles, all of which authorities contend were stolen.

Several of the charges against the younger Miles stem from his arrest at Little Caesar’s Pizza restaurant in Whitesburg last month. Stines arrived in plain clothes to pick up pizza and saw Roger Alan Miles enter the restaurant before him. The arrest and subsequent search of his vehicle turned up a shotgun and a handgun, police said.

The charges of receiving stolen property and acquiring property from income generated by drug trafficking cover a period from May 1, 2019, to February 15, 2020. The stolen firearm charge relates to an AR-15 recovered in the case.

Stines testified before the grand jury in the case.

Also charged last week by the grand jury are:

• Harold Back Jr., 32, of 17 Gordon Dr., Whitesburg or 26 Prince Albert Drive Lot 1, Mayking, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), use/ possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and second-degree persistent felony offender.

Back is accused of fleeing when Deputy Cory Harris attempted to arrest him on February 19. Harris testified before the grand jury.

• David Anthony Day, 29, of 280 HWY 2035, Little Cowan, is charged with theft of identity of another, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by deception of property worth more than $500, but less than $10,000, and firstdegree bail jumping.

Day is accused of stealing the identity of his father, Lannie Day, and having in his possession a forged check for $7,000 purported to be from the account of Bessie M. Day or Lannie Day written to William Tyler Watkins, and another check on the same account made payable to Walmart. He is also accused of passing the $7,000 check.

The bail jumping charge stems from his alleged failure to complete inpatient substance abuse treatment, or failing to keep all required court appearances.

Whitesburg Police Assistant Chief Justin Hunsucker and Lisa Slone with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office testified before the grand jury.

• Kelly Fleming, 50, of 1203 Dorton Hill Rd, Jenkins, was charged with firstdegree bail jumping for failing to appear at a pretrial conference. Lisa Slone with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office testified in the case.

• Karen Denise Johnson, 41, of 3330 Alpha Drive, Paducah, is charged with first-degree bail jumping and first-degree persistent felony offender for failing to appear for a probation revocation hearing in a pending felony case in Letcher District Court. Lisa Slone of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office testified.

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