No bond for suspect in Maple Hill triple homicide
By WECT Staff | May 13, 2021 at 8:10 AM EDT – Updated May 13 at 12:41 PM
PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A man wanted in connection with the murders of a pregnant woman and her boyfriend in the Maple Hill area last year has been taken into custody.
According to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Legage Miller, Jr., 28, was arrested with assistance from the Jacksonville Police Department early Thursday morning.
A PCSO Facebook post states that Miller has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of murder of an unborn child.
Miller made his first court appearance on the charges Thursday morning and was visibly weeping, telling the judge he was innocent of the crimes. The judge ordered that Miller be held without bond.
Sheriff Alan Cutler made a brief statement to members of the media following Miller’s court appearance, where he thanked numerous law enforcement agencies for helping the Pender County Sheriff’s Office investigate the case and thanked the public for providing information the led to Miller’s arrest.
Cutler declined to take questions after his statement, saying that additional details will be released.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 910-259-1212.
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