More security for Oklahoma congressman after threat

By KEN MILLER Modified: August 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm •  Published: August 2, 2012
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Security for U.S. Rep. John Sullivan has been enhanced after an Oklahoma man was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill the Republican congressman, a spokesman said Thursday.

Wayne Franklin Miles, 52, of Skiatook was in the custody of U.S. marshals Thursday after allegedly walking into the Skiatook Police Station on July 22 and threatening Sullivan. He is being held on a complaint, but no charges have been filed.

According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court by the U.S. Capitol Police, Miles said, “I am going to kill John Sullivan because he is sleeping with my wife.”

Sullivan said in a statement to The Associated Press that he does not know Miles or his family.

“I don't know this individual, his wife or anyone associated with them — court documents show he is mentally unstable. I want to thank the law enforcement officials for their quick response to ensure the safety of myself and my family,” Sullivan said.

Miles is due in court Monday for a bond hearing. He was free on bond on previous charges of violating a protective order by contacting his estranged wife, possession of methamphetamine and larceny.

Stephen Greubel, a federal public defender in Tulsa appointed to represent Miles, did not return phone calls or an email seeking comment.

A spokeswoman for the Capitol Police also did not immediately return a phone call.


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