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Linton man faces two charges

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Linton man faces an April 2013 jury trial after he allegedly threatened a female with a knife and baseball bat during a domestic dispute last week at a mobile home park.

Randy Lee Miller is charged with intimidation (defendant draws or uses a deadly weapon) ---- a class C felony; and domestic battery in the presence of a minor ---- a class D felony.

Miller appeared in Greene Circuit Court on Thursday for an initial hearing where he was formally charged and James Reister was named his court-appointed attorney.

A jury trial was set for 9 a.m. on April 2, 2013 with a pre-trial hearing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on March 13.

Judge Erik Allen set bond at $10,000 with 10 percent cash allowed.

The judge also issued a non-contact order between Miller and the alleged victim.

Miller is alleged to have battered a female at a mobile home park on Nov. 5.

Allegedly an argument broke out between the woman and Miller and several derogatory names were called about each other, according to the probable cause affidavit filed by Linton Police Office Thomas Jerrels.

A shoving match followed and the victim allegedly sustained bruise marks on her arm and thumb.

Miller then allegedly retrieved a baseball bat from a bedroom and came at the victim while she grabbed the bat tightly and wouldn't let go because she was afraid he was going to hit her.

Allegedly, Miller pushed the victim around the living room while she continued to clutch the bat.

The female victim was able to get the bat away from Miller and quickly threw it out the door, according to the probable cause affidavit,

The victim said at some point in the confrontation, Miller allegedly threatened to "cut her tongue out and threatened to kill her new boyfriend," Jerrels wrote in the probable cause affidavit.

She managed to get her two children out of the house and was strapping them into their vehicle car seats when Miller came outside with an open knife and threatened to slash the tires of her car.

That's when she called 911.

During an interview with police, Miller denied putting his hands on the victim, but said he did "lose his cool" when she called him a name.

Miller said he then grabbed the bat and walked towards the victim in an act of what termed as "intimidation."



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