Flemingsburg Man, Wesley A. Miles Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
LEXINGTON, KY (STL.News) A Flemingsburg, Ky., man, Wesley A. Miles, 28, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, before Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, to illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to his plea agreement, on June 1, 2018, Miles was involved in an altercation at a restaurant in Paris, Ky. Miles admitted that, during the altercation, he exited the restaurant and retrieved a firearm from his vehicle. Prior to leaving the scene, Miles fired a single shot in the air., Miles then fled the scene and disposed of the firearm by throwing it out of his vehicle’s window. Miles admitted that, at the time, he had been convicted of a crime and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Miles was indicted in June 2020.
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Shawn Morrow, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Louisville Field Division; and Chief Myron Thomas, Paris Police Department, jointly announced the guilty plea.
The investigation was conducted by ATF and the Paris Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S.