Whitesburg KY

Hearing Thursday in robbery case

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday for a Letcher County man who is accused of attempting to rob Maggard’s Grocery near Isom last week.

Kentucky State Police say Roger Alan Miles, 19, flourished a small caliber handgun and demanded the store’s owner remove money from the cash register around 2:51 p.m. on September 15. Maggard’s Grocery is located beside KY 1148 in the Little Colley community.

According to court documents, Miles covered his face with a bandana before committing the crime. When confronted by another employee, Miles fled the store on foot. Miles was found, arrested on a charge of first-degree robbery and taken to the Letcher County Jail, where he is being held under a $10,000 cash bond.

The hearing for Miles is set for 1 p.m. on September 22.

KSP Trooper Adam Hall and the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department responded to the scene initially, followed shortly after by KSP Lt. Claude Little, KSP Det. Chris Collins, KSP Det. Kevin Hurt, KSP Trooper James Sandlin and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Neal Johnson.

The investigation continues by Det. Randy Combs.

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