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SC's Kenny Miles charged with offering false information in shooting

Jan. 7, 2014 at 3:36 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles was arrested Tuesday and charged with providing false information to law enforcement, police said.

Miles, a criminal justice graduate, was a star for the Gamecocks from 2009 to 2012.

The arrest stems from a Nov. 4 shooting incident in which Miles was wounded. He told investigators conflicting stories, first blaming the shooting on a friend, then on a stranger attempting to rob him, the arrest warrant said.

Miles later admitted he shot himself in a failed suicide attempt, the warrant said.

He turned himself in to authorities Tuesday, the Richland County Sheriff's Department said.

Miles appeared before a judge Tuesday and was released on a personal recognizance bond that will allow him to return to his home state of Georgia to live with his parents, the Columbia, S.C., newspaper The State reported.