Fresh felony charge for man who allegedly refused to leave his neighbor’s apartment while on electronic monitoring for home invasion

Prosecutors say a Chicago man entered his neighbor’s apartment without permission, then threatened to beat up cops who responded to the burglary call — while he was on electronic monitoring for a pending home invasion case.

The neighbor declined to pursue burglary charges against Deniro Miles last week, saying he just wanted police to get Miles out of his apartment, said Adam Sammarco, a Cook County prosecutor. But Miles was arrested for allegedly threatening the cops and having four bags of drugs.

In October, Miles and his girlfriend were in a car that collided with a 71-year-old driver in the 4500 block of South Martin Luther King Drive. Miles began yelling at and hitting his girlfriend, prosecutors said, and the 71-year-old intervened and tried to exchange insurance information.

Deniro Miles | Cook County sheriff’s office

Miles allegedly jumped on the hood of the man’s car, then lunged at the senior citizen, knocking him down and causing his head to slam on the ground. Then Miles stood over the fallen man, punched him about 15 times, and kicked him seven or eight more times, prosecutors alleged.

The man slipped away as Miles screamed that he would kill the victim. Miles caught up with the man and punched him at least eight more times as the victim tried to get into his nearby home, according to officials.

Once the man was inside, Miles pushed and kicked the door to keep him from closing it. The police arrived and took Miles into custody.

Prosecutors charged Miles with attempted home invasion, aggravated battery in a public place, and aggravated battery of a senior citizen.

Judge Mary Marubio allowed Miles to go home on electronic monitoring after he posted $1,000 toward bail, according to court records.

Now, prosecutors say that, while on electronic monitoring, Miles entered his neighbor’s apartment without permission and refused to leave on February 17. Police officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress and met with the neighbor, who said he just wanted them to remove Miles from his home. He declined to pursue charges, according to prosecutors.

But Miles got arrested anyway for allegedly threatening to beat up the officers who arrived. The cops also found seven bags of suspected cocaine and a bag of suspected heroin in his possession, prosecutors said.

During his latest bond hearing, Miles, a four-time convicted felon, was held without bail for violating his bond in the home invasion case. Judge Barbara Dawkins also told him he had to pay a $7,500 deposit before he could be released on electronic monitoring for his new charges, which are assault and possession of a controlled substance.

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