Joshua Stephen Miles, 29, and Kyli Leanne Ferguson, 28, are both facing charges of first- and second-degree murder, first degree burglary, first degree assault, crime against an at-risk adult causing death, aggravated motor vehicle theft, tampering with physical evidence and multiple controlled substances offenses. Miles is also charged with possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
Deputies responded just before 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 29 to a residence in the 8800 block of Wagner Street for a report about a “suspicious death,” according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
Once inside, deputies discovered the deceased elderly man with “visible physical injuries” and determined that items were missing from the home, including the senior citizen’s vehicle.
The crime scene and laboratory team were called to the scene and detectives conducted interviews with witnesses, neighbors, family members and others. The following day, Northglenn Police located the stolen vehicle at an apartment complex at 11501 Washington Street in the Denver metropolitan area.
Kyli Leanne Ferguson and Joshua Stephen Miles were accused of murdering an 85-year-old man inside his Denver-area home.
(Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado)
“Detectives, through interviews and further investigation, were able to develop suspects that were associated with an apartment in the complex,” the sheriff’s office said Tuesday. “Detectives executed a search warrant at the location and recovered evidence associated with the murder.”
Evidence led detectives to a hotel in the area of 120th Street and Grant Avenue in Thornton early Friday morning. The suspects attempted to flee their room, according to the authorities, but were apprehended by members of the sheriff’s office and Thornton Police. Detectives executed a search warrant at the hotel room and located additional evidence, the sheriff’s office said.
The suspects were arrested and transported to the sheriff’s office’s West Substation. On Monday, detectives submitted charges to the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to handle prosecution.
Miles and Ferguson were transported to the Adams County Detention Facility pending further court proceedings. The sheriff’s office also received assistance from the ATF Regional Anti-Violence Enforcement Network (R.A.V.E.N.), and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force in their investigation.
It was not immediately clear whether the suspects had any relationship with the elderly victim.