Round Rock Man Faces Life In Prison For Kidnapping Two Sisters

Kelli Wiese
May 21, 2019 - 1:23 pm
Prison, Jail



DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A U.S. District Judge sentenced Terry Miles to life in federal prison for kidnapping the 7 and 14-year-old girls and taking them to Colorado in January of 2018.

The ordeal turned into a nationwide manhunt over four days.

Prosecutors say Miles lived with the family and had sexual contact with the oldest daughter.

Police found the girl's mother, Tonya Bates, dead inside their home. However, no one has been charged with her murder.

Bates’ death was ruled a homicide by blunt force trauma.

Testimony indicated that Miles likely killed Bates by bludgeoning her on the head with a heavy flashlight.

DNA evidence indicated that Bates’ blood was found on one of Miles’ sneakers.

On February 12, 2019, jurors found Miles guilty on two counts of kidnapping, one count of transporting a minor with intent to engage in sex with her, and one count of interstate travel with intent to engage in sex with a minor.