Times-Tribune Staff Report
A man who served 10 years in prison for robbery and murder has been arrested for trying to abduct a 15-year-old girl from her Laurel County home, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
The abduction attempt happened about 4 p.m. Friday when Carl Dewayne Miller, who has no permanent address, followed the girl in his white van as she walked to a friend’s house. After the girl returned home, Miller reportedly knocked on the door and asked the girl — who was home alone — if he could borrow a car jack because his van was stuck. After the girl told Miller “no,” he then offered the girl drugs and made sexual comments to her. He finally grabbed the girl’s arm and tried to force her to go with him. The girl broke free and ran to a neighbor’s home for help.
When the girl’s mother returned home and learned what happened to her daughter, she called 911.
Root said the family of the victim is familiar with Miller, so they were able to give good information about him to deputies.
Later that night, a complaint was made about a man prowling around trucks behind a convenience store. The man was arrested by Kentucky State Police, who charged him with public intoxication and jailed him in the Laurel County Correctional Center. On Saturday, it was learned the man jailed for public intoxication was Miller.
The victim’s family notified deputies of the location of Miller’s van, which was sitting in a parking lot off south U.S. 25. It was impounded.
After Deputy Robbie Grimes interviewed Miller late Saturday, Miller was charged with attempted abduction of a minor, a Class B felony. He continues to be held in jail.
Root said Miller served 10 years in prison after he was charged with two counts of robbery and murder in 1989.
Grimes along with Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Larry Parrott continue the investigation.
41-year-old convicted murderer arrested for the abduction attempt
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