NEW BRITAIN- Police have obtained an arrest warrant charging Patrick Miles with the murder of his wife, officials said.
Yasheeka Miles was found with a gunshot wound to the head in their North Mountain Road home April 7 after police received a call about a possible domestic violence incident occurring there. The caller said it sounded like someone was being thrown around the apartment, police said.
Officers arrived to find the 33-year-old woman unresponsive with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead a short time later. Detectives also determined by the toys and photos that two children were living in the home. One child was found with relatives.
Patrick Miles fled with the couple’s 2-year-old daughter prompting an Amber Alert. He left the child with relatives in New York and continued on. When a family member in Brooklyn couldn’t reach anyone in Connecticut the woman went on Facebook where she saw the Amber Alert and police. Patrick Miles was captured last week in West Springfield, Mass.
He was extradited back to Connecticut Wednesday to appear in Rockville Superior Court on two violations of probation charges.
He was on probation for a domestic incident with his wife that occurred in 2015 before they were married. In that case, he is accused of striking Yasheeka while she was holding their infant daughter. He was sentenced to probation in the case on March 23.
He was arraigned in Rockville Superior Court Thursday and held on $350,000 bond. He will be brought to New Britain Superior Court next week to be served with an arrest warrant by New Britain police charging him with murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm, Police Capt. Thomas Steck said.
He will be held on $2.5 million bond after being served with the warrant, Steck said.
Yasheeka Miles’ death was the third serious incident involving domestic violence in New Britain in a two week span earlier this month. A Newington Avenue man shot his girlfriend and her two children March 29 in their home and then fled. Police are still looking for Jermaine Scott who they believe has extensive contacts in the New Haven area. He will face an arrest warrant charging him with attempted murder when he is captured. A Vance Street man was charged April 11 with attempted murder after he allegedly tried to smother a woman with a pillow after she couldn’t provide a witness account in a lawsuit he was seeking. The man held a pillow over her face for about 10 seconds after he overheard her tell his attorney that she didn’t see the fall he claimed to have taken, which he was hoping would translate into a $300,000 settlement.
Anyone who has information on Jermaine Scott is asked to call the New Britain Police Department at 860-826-3000. Anonymous tips can be left on the Community Tip Line at 860-826-3199 or online at www.newbritainpolice.org .