Gonzales couple held captive for five days

Gonzales couple held captive for five days

POSTED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:17pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 5:20pm

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 44-year-old Gonzales man for holding close family members in their home against their will for five days.

Richard Miley, 44, of Gonzales was arrested and charged with false imprisonment, domestic abuse battery, simple criminal damage to property, and parole violation on February 24.

The victims said that Miley had held them captive in their home for five days. During those five days Miley had also damaged the interior of the home. The victim’s added that Miley had been living with them for the past eight months and seemed normal during this time, with the exception of the last five days.

Miley told deputies he had stopped taken his medication for a period of time, which led to his actions.

Miley is currently being held without bond in the Ascension Parish Jail.

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