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Second suspect in attempted Middlesboro ATM theft being sought

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

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Christian Miles

A second suspect has been identified in an attempted ATM theft from First State Bank of the Southeast in Middlesboro in November.  

Lt./Detective Barry Cowan has identified 22-year-old Christian Miles Long of Missouri City, Texas as the accomplice of 22-year-old Teriyona Baker of Houston, Texas.

On Wednesday night November 15, 2023, a large pickup truck was stolen from the parking lot of Sleep Inn Hotel just off Highway 25E. Lt. Cowan stated that the following night, Thursday the 16th, two suspects - male and female - used that same truck at First State Bank of the Southeast in an attempt to steal the ATM. Surveillance video shows Baker and Miles using the same stolen truck as they connected a large chain they hooked to the ATM pulling it from its foundation. During the incident, Miles was injured and fled the scene in a separate vehicle.

Teriyona Baker - LCCC

During the investigation Lt. Cowan determined the whereabouts of Teriyona Baker on Tuesday afternoon November 21st following her from a hotel in London, Ky. to the city’s Walmart. During surveillance Baker was seen by Lt. Cowan shoplifting at the store. Cowan then contacted the London Police Department for assistance at the store arresting Baker.

She  was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center charged with Criminal Mischief – 1st degree, Auto theft $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000, one count of Criminal Mischief - 1st degree, two counts of Criminal Mischief - 3rd degree, Engaging in Organized Crime, and Shoplifting.  She was released on November 27th from Laurel County and transferred to the Bell County Detention Center. She will have her first court appearance in Bell District Court on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.

A warrant has been obtained for Christian Miles arrest.  If you have seen him or know his whereabouts, please contact the Middlesboro Police Department at 606-248-3636. All calls will be kept confidential.

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