U.S. Marshals Capture Former Tallassee Assistant Police Chief

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Federal marshals have arrested a former Alabama police chief who didn’t show up to begin a stint in prison.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service says it arrested former Tallassee Police Chief Chris Miles on Thursday morning.

The 41-year-old Miles was supposed to report last week to begin serving a 41-month prison sentence for beating a suspect during an interrogation in April 2013 and then lying about it, selling drugs and making false statements. A manhunt began after Miles failed to show up.

Marshals say they arrested Miles after responding to a home in the east Alabama town of Notasulga. Officers took Miles into custody without incident and took him to the federal courthouse in Montgomery for a hearing before a U.S. magistrate judge.

United States Marshal Thomas Hession stated that “Our guys worked tirelessly, applying broad and comprehensive investigative techniques that led to the apprehension of this fugitive the U.S. Marshals Service, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, arrested more than 33,700 federal fugitives. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.”

Miles will be seen today at 11:00 a.m. by Federal Magistrate Judge Coody.

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