Terry Miles has been captured and was found with the two abducted girls in Colorado, according to Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks.
CAUGHT!!! Terry Allen Miles was caught in Colorado without incident. The girls are SAFE!!! Thank God!!
— Allen Banks (@ChiefAllenBanks) January 4, 2018
Miles was captured without incident after being on the run for days. Thank you all for looking, please spread the word that the girls are safe.
Original Story by Holly Matkin
Round Rock, TX – As investigators continue their search for two Texas girls and their abductor, numerous tips have led them to the state of Colorado, police said on Wednesday.
This is still a nationwide manhunt, and they could be anywhere. Please share on social media so we can find these kidnapped girls.
Terry Miles, 44, was recorded by a surveillance camera in Trinidad, Colorado on Dec. 30, 2017, Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said during a Wednesday press conference.
Although 14-year-old Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith and 7-year-old Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margaret were not with him at that time, Chief Banks said that law enforcement in the area have received numerous tips from individuals who reported having seen the missing girls, even as recently as Wednesday.
“There have been sightings of the three in Colorado,” Chief Banks confirmed. “We know he was in the southern part of Colorado as late as Dec. 30…so we have a heavy presence in southern Colorado.”
A Texas AMBER Alert was cancelled on Wednesday, and a Colorado Amber Alert was activated just hours later, KTRK reported.
Chief Banks said investigators are still searching for the same vehicle – a gray 2017 Hyundai Accent bearing Texas license plate JGH9845.
The vehicle, a hatchback, also has a white sticker in the upper right corner of the back window.
Chief Banks urged the public to remain vigilant in keeping an eye out for the trio, especially at gas stations, convenience stores, truck stops and fast food restaurants.
Griffith is 5 feet, and weighs 100 pounds. She has brown eyes, braces, and a stud on the right side of her nose.
Bandera-Margaret is 4 feet 5 inches, and weighs 75 pounds. She has brown eyes and curly brown hair, with a slight bit of blond at the top of her head.
Miles is 6 feet 2 inches, and weighs 200 pounds. He wears glasses and may have a beard.
Police have been searching for Griffith, Bandera-Margaret, and Miles since Sunday, after the children’s mother, Tonya Bates was found dead in her Round Rock home.
Investigators believe that Miles was Bates’ roommate and said he is a person of interest in Bates’ suspicious death.
According to KXAN, Miles has a long history of violent offenses dating back to 1995, when he was sentenced to two years in prison in California after he was convicted of an inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant offense in San Bernardino County.
He was out in less than a year, but was returned to prison twice for parole violations.
In 2002, Miles was sentenced to another two years in prison after he was convicted of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant and for threatening to hurt someone. He was released just over a year later, but was returned to the prison on three occasions due to parole violations.
In Louisiana, Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats said that in 2011, Miles attempted to kill a woman he was dating by strangling her, and staged her attempted suicide, KXAN reported.
“He had controlled her mentally and abused her mentally and she had actually filed a false report at the time to say she was raped by a suspect,” Chief Coats said. “But once she got away from his control, she was able to tell the truth — that it wasn’t a rape but a domestic abuse and he tried to strangle her.”
Miles was also the suspect in the 2014 murder of Pamela Parker in Sulphur, Louisiana.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso told KXAN that even though a grand jury failed to indict Miles for the Parker’s beating death due to lack of evidence, he still believes that Miles killed her.
“In this particular case in Round Rock it’s also a beating — which is the same manner of death [of Pamela Parker] — which was never disclosed before this time,” Sheriff Mancuso said. “We know that he likes to beat on women, because he’s got several domestic abuse, battery charges.”
Round Rock police have not released details of Bates’ death.
Miles is on probation in Louisiana, was a “person of interest” in a rape offense, and has numerous domestic violence charges on his record, KXAN reported.
In September of 2013, he was charged for pornography involving juveniles, but the case was dropped in 2015.
“Based on his criminal history, it’s obviously a huge concern,” Chief Banks said during the Wednesday press conference. “Our whole focus is to get these girls home safe.”
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Police are requesting that anyone with information regarding the girls or Miles call 911, or contact the Round Rock Police Department at (512) 218-5516.