Numerous indictments


Wanton endangerment, robbery, theft charges

By Reina P. Cunningham - [email protected]



A Pineville man has been indicted from an alleged domestic dispute turned into a felony arrest on April 19. Pineville police arrested Adam M. Miller, 54, and charged him with six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

According to the arrest citation, Pineville police received a verbal domestic complaint at a residence on Alabama Avenue. Before police arrived, dispatch advised them that the subject had a knife.

Officers say once they made entry into the residence, they located the man in the kitchen. Miller was close to the victim with a knife in his hand.

The citation states Miller was told to drop the knife but would not comply. Police deployed an intermediate weapon (taser). One prong struck Miller, but he jerked it out and continued to go in the bathroom.

Police say it appeared that Miller tried to swallow pills. He also attempted to lock himself in the bathroom. Officers kicked the door in and deployed another taser cartridge, striking Miller and causing him to fall to the ground.

According to the citation, Miller would not let go of the knife until two more interactions of the taser was used. The unidentified pills were also spit out.

Officers on scene said Miller “caused extreme danger to officer safety as well as three small children in the home and the victim causing fear of being hurt by subject to all involved.”

In addition to the felonies, Miller was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree terroristic threatening and six counts of menacing. He was also served a warrant involving an incident of harassment with physical contact and third-degree terroristic threatening.

Miller was lodged at the Bell County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond for the charges and a $500 cash bond for the serving warrant. Miller was released from custody on June 10.

Others indicted include:

* Tanisha Williams, 25, of Middlesboro, theft by unlawful taking (over $10,000), theft of identity of another without consent, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, first-degree facilitation to robbery and second-degree persistent felony offender;

*Nicholas Michael Raske, 27, of Middlesboro, second-degree robbery;

*Ricky Johnson, 40, of Pineville, criminal attempt to commit kidnapping;

*Garry Lynn Blackburn, 25, of Middlesboro, alcohol intoxication, third-degree assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct;

All of the indictments are set for August 21.

Reach Reina P. Cunningham at 606-302-9091 or on Twitter @ReinaDailyNews.

Wanton endangerment, robbery, theft charges

By Reina P. Cunningham

[email protected]

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