Slaying suspect returns to Iowa from North Dakota

November 9, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing his stepson has been scheduled for a hearing Nov. 17 in Des Moines, now that he’s been returned from North Dakota.

Court records say 41-year-old Randy Dean Miles Jr., of Des Moines, is charged with first-degree murder and arson in the death of 26-year-old Christopher Lenhart. Des Moines police say Lenhart was set on fire Aug. 25 and died two days later.

Miles was found in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and detained there until his return Monday. Bail has been set at $2 million. The court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.

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