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Man charged with unlawful imprisonment


SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin man is accused of unlawfully imprisoning his girlfriend and two children.

According to the arrest citation, on November 24 Kentucky State Police Trooper M. Haney responded to a domestic violence call on Elk Creek. The victim reportedly told police her live-in boyfriend, Jason D. Miller, 40, of Salyersville, had bit her several times and punched her in the face repeatedly. She told Haney that Miller would not let her and the children leave, blocking the door when she would try. 

She sent a message to her father, who came to the residence to check on his daughter. Once inside the home, Miller reportedly wouldn’t let them leave unless the dad paid him $100. The dad complied and he let them leave the residence, which was witnessed by two children, according to the arrest citation.

Miller also reportedly told her if she got an emergency protective order on him that he “would walk through it and kill her,” according to the citation.

The victim went to the hospital to be checked out.

Miller was taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, and has since been released, pending future court dates.

He is currently charged with fourth-degree assault (minor injury) and three charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment. 

A preliminary hearing is slated for December 2 at 9:15 a.m. at the Magoffin County Justice Center.

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



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