- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana man faces a child neglect charge after police say his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son accidentally shot himself with the man’s loaded handgun.

Twenty-two-year-old Dimitri Miles of Jeffersonville appeared before a Clark County judge during his Friday arraignment on a preliminary child neglect charge. He remains jailed on a $15,000 cash-only bond.

Authorities say Miles’ girlfriend’s son shot himself in the leg Tuesday with a handgun owned by Miles.

The News and Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1cSLfsY ) a probable cause affidavit says Miles told officers he was sleeping with a 9-millimeter gun on the floor next to the bed when he was awakened by the found of the gun discharging and the toddler wounded.

Miles told officers he normally keeps his gun fully loaded and without a gun lock.

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Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind., https://www.newsandtribune.com


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