Published: Sun, January 07, 2018
Markets | By Rosalie Gross

Timeline leading up to Terry Miles' arrest in Colorado

Timeline leading up to Terry Miles' arrest in Colorado

He is scheduled for an initial court appearance at 3 p.m. It is not clear when he will be extradited to Austin.

Round Rock police said the girls would be taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation, and then placed in the custody of child protective services in Colorado before heading home to Texas.

Round Rock police chief Allen Banks said the girls were located after a deputy in Las Animas County spotted Miles' gray 2007 Hyundai Accent after it had been described in the AMBER alert.

When the deputy pulled behind the vehicle, Miles began driving erratically, Chief Banks said, leading the deputy to call for backup and initiate a "high-risk traffic stop".

The girls, 14-year-old Lilianais Victoria Griffith and 7-year-old Luluvioletta Bandera-Margaret, were found in Colorado after being allegedly abducted by suspect Terry Allen Miles. Miles was taken into custody and transported to Denver.

Miles has been the subject of an intense manhunt throughout Southern Colorado after he was he was caught on surveillance video at a business in Trinidad on December 30.

The Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, the Huerfano County Sheriff's Office and the Trinidad Police Department worked together to capture Miles, according to KKTV.

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A text message Griffith had may indicate one reason why Miles is only considered a person of interest at this time. Authorities in Colorado say someone reported seeing the vehicle Miles was driving on campgrounds in the state. Police are calling her death suspicious.

"Our whole goal and hope was that we got those girls safe", Banks said. Miles told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he had come home and "found" Bates dead and blamed Bates' boyfriend.

Sometime that afternoon, Miles was caught on security footage at a Safeway in Trinidad, Colo.

During a press conference, a smiling Banks said, "As you walked around in the incident command room, it wasn't "if" the girls came home, it has always been "when" the girls came home - that just goes to tell you the passion that everybody had in returning these girls safe". "When we interviewed him for that it was a pretty disturbing interview", said Mancuso.

Bates was found Sunday at the home she shared with Miles in Round Rock.

CAUGHT! Terry Allen Miles was caught in Colorado without incident.

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