RICHLAND COUNTY (WACH) â?? Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Tuesday afternoon that former Gamecock running back Kenny Miles will be charged with filing a false police report.
The charge stems from the day Miles was found shot in Irmo. The sheriff initially reported the shooting was the result of a robbery, but Tuesday, Lott said following an investigation that lasted several days, it was determined that Miles shot himself in the arm.
The sheriff says tests run on a gun found in the trunk of Milesâ?? car proved it was the gun used in the shooting.
In a statement Kenny Miles said, "Last week I made a big mistake by not being up front about how the shooting occurred. I was not involved in any criminal activity. However, I was scared and worried how my actions would be perceived. I only made matters worse by not telling the truth. I make no excuses for my behavior."
Miles went on to apologize to both the Richland County Sheriff's Department and his employer the Office of the Attorney General.
You can read Kenny Miles full statement here (PDF).
According to the Attorney General's office Kenny Miles remains on unpaid status until this matter is resolved.
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