Man accused of threatening former Rep. John Sullivan to await trial in jail
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
1/23/13 at 4:20 AM
A man who is accused of threatening to kill former U.S. Rep. John Sullivan will be kept in custody while awaiting his trial, a federal magistrate decided Tuesday.
Wayne Franklin Miles, 53, is accused of threatening Sullivan last summer, when Sullivan, a Republican, was still representing Oklahoma's 1st District.
Prosecutors charged Miles on July 27, alleging that he went to the Skiatook Police Department on July 22 and threatened to shoot Sullivan.
Miles was committed for a mental examination Aug. 6, and the prosecution and defense agreed Oct. 29 that he was mentally competent.
Miles was then admitted to 12&12, a substance-abuse rehabilitation facility, but he was "administratively discharged" for rule violations Dec. 18 and tested positive for methamphetamine on Dec. 26, a court document says.
He was arrested again and booked into Tulsa Jail on Jan. 11, according to the jail's website.
Assistant Federal Public Defender Stephen Greubel suggested Friday that Miles take part in a 90-day drug-abuse prevention program at the Oaks Rehabilitation Health Center in McAlester.
U.S. Magistrate Lane Wilson ruled Tuesday that Miles should remain in jail because of his "numerous violations of his pretrial release conditions and his decision to use methamphetamine after his discharge from 12&12."
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Wayne Franklin Miles: He's accused of threatening former U.S. Rep. John Sullivan