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Parole hearing set for man involved in standoff

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

McCOOK, Nebraska -- A McCook man sentenced to 3-5 years in January 2012, for firing a weapon at EMS personnel responding to a report of a possibly suicidal individual, has been scheduled for a parole hearing in March 2013.

According to representatives with the Nebraska Board of Parole the offender, Raymond Miley, is eligible for parole on or after April 7, 2013, which is just over nine months after his 3-5 year sentence began in July 2012.

The reduced sentence is a combined result of "good time" provisions offered inmates, as well as credit for time served that Miley received during court proceedings, and while he underwent a psychiatric evaluation to determine competency to stand trial.

A Board of Parole representative explained to the Gazette that an inmate must serve half an original sentence, less any credit for time already served.

Miley received credit for 8 months and 24 days in jail already served, prior to beginning his sentence in July 2012.

Miley was taken into custody in October 2011 following a 71⁄2 hour standoff at his West H Street residence, that ended with him leaving peacefully with heavily-armed SWAT team members that had been called in from North Platte.

McCook police officers and ambulance personnel initially arrived at Miley's West H Street residence the morning of the incident after receiving a report of a possibly suicidal individual.

A few moments after their arrival a shot was fired from a high-powered weapon from inside the residence that penetrated the outside wall near the area where the officers had been standing.

Miley subsequently refused to communicate with officers and a Nebraska State Patrol SWAT team forcibly entered the residence and Miley was taken into custody.

He was determined to have no apparent injuries and no officers or members of the public were injured during the incident.

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