Son charged with murdering his parents in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A 32-year-old man was arrested in Miami in connection with the shooting deaths of his parents who were found in their Fayetteville home.

John Oalton Miles Jr. was arrested in Miami in connection with the shooting deaths of John and Delilah Miles, officials said.

Fayetteville detectives learned John Miles Jr. fled to Miami Bech where he was apprehended by local police. He was charged by the Miami Beach officers with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, in relation to the vehicle he took from his parents home, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Miles is in Miami awaiting extradition back to Fayetteville.

After he is extradicted to Fayetteville, he will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon in the death of his parents.

Documents obtained by CBS North Carolina show the couple’s son had a history of violent confrontations with them.

Two people were found dead in their Fayetteville home Wednesday night (WNCN)
PHOTOS: Two dead in Fayetteville home

Officers made a well-being check Wednesday night at 9:55 p.m. at a home at 6301 Cool Shade Drive. Inside they discovered a man and woman, both about 60 years old, who were dead.

“I just can’t believe it,” one neighbor said. “I normally see her every day around this time in her yard. I just can’t believe it, I really can’t.”

Authorities were still on the scene Thursday morning gathering evidence.

Last year, John Oalton Miles Jr. was charged with communicating threats against John Miles and Delilah Miles. According to a magistrate’s order, he stated, “I’ll kill both of y’all.”

According to the order, the threat was “made in a manner … which would cause a reasonable person to believe that the threat was likely to be carried out.”

The magistrate’s order said the son punched Delilah Miles, his mother, in the arm with his fist.

John Oalton Miles Jr. (Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office)
John Oalton Miles Jr. (Cumberland Co. Sheriff’s Office)

On the same date, April 20, 2015, the son said to his father, “I’ll hurt you,” “I’ll mess you up” and “I’ll kill you.”

Neighbor John Handley said he called police a year ago because of the way the son was behaving.

“That confrontation resolved itself after the police arrived,” Handley said. “There was back-and-forth yelling and screaming and they wouldn’t open the door he would come back and yell and scream. It was all rather volatile. He didn’t care who heard him and he was very upset with them.”

In 2011, the son was charged with attempting to rob someone with a .22 caliber sawed-off rifle and wearing a Kevlar vest while approaching people in a threatening manner.

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