Murder suspect found in PG
By Staff Reports
Jun 10, 2013, 13:38
Scott Christopher Miles
A man was arrested in Prince George this week, charged with first-degree murder in the death of an 86-year-old woman.
On Monday, a Lynchburg grand jury indicted Scott Christman Miles for the murder of Lynda Yeatts Slocum.
Miles, of Castlebar Court, Henrico, is Slocumís estranged son-in-law.
Detectives with the Lynchburg Police Department traveled to Prince George and received the assistance of local police. The Prince George County Police Department and Lynchburg detectives apprehended Scott Miles at a residence in the 1200 block of Butter Nut Drive near Jordan Point shortly after 6 p.m. Miles was transported back to Lynchburg by detectives where he will be held in the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center.
Slocum was found dead in her home on Dec. 20.
Police found evidence of forced entry and say the home was ransacked, according to the Lynchburg News & Advance. Slocum was found dead in a chair with a wooden magazine rack on her chest.
Soon after the crime, police labeled Miles as a person of interest in the killing due to inconsistencies in his story.
On Dec. 27, police searched Milesí residence in Henrico and his motherís home in Prince George where he had been temporarily living.
Police searched the Prince George home a second time on Jan. 4. The second search warrant was issued after police say they discovered surveillance video from a Lynchburg convenience store and determined what he was wearing on Dec. 19.
Evidence that was collected from the two homes and Slocumís home was sent to the Virginia Department of Forensic Scienceís Western Lab in Roanoke.
Police say Milesís cell phone records show his phone was in Lynchburg from 10:09 to 10:26 p.m. Dec. 19, according to the News & Advance. Police say Miles told investigators he had not been in Lynchburg for a month.
Milesí next court date has been set for July 1, according to online court records.