A Perry County man was recently indicted on two charges related to wanton endangerment and persistent felony offenses that were allegedly committed in October.
Court documents show that Christopher Miller, 35, of Hazard, was charged with felony crimes including first-degree wanton endangerment and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.
The indictment said that, in October, Miller knowingly had an uncapped needle in the pocket of his pants and failed to advise a Hazard Police Department officer of the presence of the needle. While the officer was searching Miller, he was stuck with the needle, creating substantial danger of serious injury as Miller admitted he had used the needle to inject drugs and is positive for hepatitis C.
Miller allegedly committed the crimes after having been convicted of at least one felony stemming from 2016, of which Miller was found guilty in July.
Miller’s bail is set in the amount of $20,000 cash and he is scheduled to appear in Perry County Circuit Court for arraignment on March 28.
Editor’s note: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.