Whitesburg KY

Stealing meat leads to felony indictment here against man, 22

The Letcher County Grand Jury has indicted a 22-year-old Knott County man on charges of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and terroristic threatening in connection with an alleged shoplifting incident in Whitesburg in June.

Donovan H. Miller, 2181 Hwy. 1087, Leburn, is charged with threatening Shawn Potter, an employee of Food City in Whitesburg, on June 7 and with stealing three ribeye steaks from the grocery. He is also accused of carrying a concealed set of brass knuckles.

Miller was arrested on the afternoon of June 7 at Food City by Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields. According to Fields, Miller attempted to leave the meat department with the steaks hidden inside his pants when a store employee asked Miller to put the meat back and follow him to the store office.

“Miller then pushed the employee in an attempt to exit the store,” wrote Fields in a citation, adding that the employee had to use force on Miller to keep him from striking him.

“Miller stated that he did shoplift the items,” wrote Fields. “Miller also had a pair of brass knuckles in his pocket. After questioning the employee, he was unclear if Miller had attempted to strike him during the altercation.”

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