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Clearwater man charged in August home invasion, gunfight

CLEARWATER — A 22-year-old with a lengthy criminal history who was wanted for involvement in a home invasion robbery has been arrested, Clearwater police said.

Andre L. Miles was charged with home invasion robbery, armed robbery, two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling, aggravated battery with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine, police said Monday.

He was found Thursday at an abandoned house at 1616 N Madison Ave. about 11:30 p.m.

According to Clearwater police, on Aug. 28, Miles was one of four people who robbed two people in the parking lot of 1428 Spring Lane in Clearwater, then kicked in the door of an apartment there.

A man inside the apartment fired at the suspects, and a gun battle broke out with more than 25 rounds exchanged, Clearwater police said.

Occupied apartments nearby were hit by bullets, but no one was injured, police said.

Police are still trying to identify and locate the other suspects.

Records from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement show Miles' latest arrest is his 29th in 10 years, including 12 between the ages of 12 and 17.

Pinellas court records show he was sentenced in 2007 to 60 days in jail for disorderly conduct and six months for child abuse and habitually driving on a suspended or revoked license. Most recently, Miles was released from prison in April after serving five months of a one-year sentence on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Miles of 903 Engman St., Clearwater, is being held at the Pinellas County Jail on $199,663 bail.

Clearwater man charged in August home invasion, gunfight 11/24/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:21pm]
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