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Three held after allegations of attempted murder, assault




A bizarre case involving allegations of robbery, attempted murder, kidnapping, and assault has resulted in the arrests of a Whitesburg man, the man’s estranged wife, and a Jeremiah man identified as the wife’s lover.

Avery Miles, 44, his estranged wife, Glenda Miles, 24, and her 23- year-old boyfriend, Shiloh Adams, all have been arrested since police opened a second-degree assault investigation after Glenda Miles’s sister, Dorothy Gibson, was beaten with a cane on June 2.

Glenda Miles and Shiloh Adams each faces charges ranging from attempted murder to kidnapping. Avery Miles is charged with seconddegree assault for allegedly using a cane to attack and injure Dorothy Gibson as she stood beside KY Highway 160 at Premium.

Police are now alleging that Adams, of 377 Black Bottom Road, Jeremiah, and Glenda Miles kicked down the door of Avery Miles’s home on May 31 and threatened to kill him while holding a shotgun to his head.

“While (Adams) was holding the shotgun on Avery Miles, his finger was pulled back on the trigger and Adams stated ‘Don’t make a move,'” Kentucky State Police Trooper Ben McCray wrote in an arrest citation.

Adams and Glenda Miles allegedly broke into the home of Avery Miles again on June 1. Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Michael Burton wrote in a citation that Adams “punched (Avery Miles) in the face, held a hat over his face in an attempt to smother him, took his billfold containing identifying information and $581, handed it to Glenda Miles and then left after dragging (Avery Miles) around.”

McCray wrote in one of his citations that “Adams had tried to drag (Avery) Miles to the truck outside with intent to take him and kill him.”

Shiloh Adams was arrested by Burton on June 4 and charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree criminal mischief and firstdegree criminal trespassing in connection with the May 31 incident.

Adams was also charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking (more than $300), first-degree robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder for his alleged involvement in the June 1 incident.

Glenda Miles was arrested by KSP Trooper Brandon Thomas and is charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree criminal mischief and first-degree criminal trespassing in the May 31 incident. She is charged with firstdegree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (more than $300), first-degree robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder in the June 1 incident.

Avery Miles lives at No. 7 Tolliver Road, Whitesburg, between the communities of Ice and Premium.

Deputy Sheriff Jason Bates wrote in a citation charging Miles with second-degree assault that Dorothy Gibson told Bates that “she was standing beside Highway 160” when Miles “stopped beside her, got out of his truck and started hitting her with a cane, causing bruises on her left eye and on her left hip.”

All three of the accused were still being held in the Letcher County Jail late Tuesday. Bond for Glenda Miles is set at $85,000 cash, with bond for Adams set at $75,000 cash. Avery Miles was being held on a bond of $3,500 cash or property.

A preliminary hearing for Adams is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today (June 10) in Letcher District Court.


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