Miles: "I did indeed attempt to take my own life" - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Miles: "I did indeed attempt to take my own life"

Kenny Miles (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Kenny Miles (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

Former University of South Carolina running back Kenny Miles released a statement Wednesday indicating he was depressed when he shot himself in the arm November 4th.

"In the months leading up to November, I struggled with a sudden onset of deep depression," said Miles in a statement provided to WIS through his attorney Neal Lourie.

"On November 4, I did indeed attempt to take my own life," continued Miles. "After the incident, I was professionally diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety. This illness can be caused by a number of factors. Thankfully, I am receiving the proper treatment at this time."

The 23-year-old encouraged those who believe they may be suffering from depression to seek help immediately.

"As I continue to heal both physically and mentally, I would ask that you allow me and my family the time and space to do so," said Miles. "Lastly, please know and understand that this is not my demise, but just a small bump on my road to success."

Miles turned himself in to the Richland County Sheriff's Department on January 7. He was charged with giving false information to law enforcement officers, which is a misdemeanor in South Carolina.

"This was a case where he initially was not telling the truth," said Lourie. "He's admitted that. But, he did eventually come forward and give him correct, real information."

Sheriff Leon Lott said he hopes the courts rule that Miles is responsible for paying the department back for its time and effort in investigating the false robbery report.

A judge set a $440 personal recognizance bond for Miles and allowed him to return to Georgia to live with his parents and travel to South Carolina for physical rehabilitation.

Copyright 2014 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • Miles: "I did indeed attempt to take my own life"More>>

  • Miles apologizes for lying about shooting

    Miles apologizes for lying about shooting

    Less than an hour after Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Kenny Miles shot himself and was not the victim of a robbery, the former Gamecock apologized for the incident in a statement throughMore >>
    Less than an hour after Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Kenny Miles shot himself and was not the victim of a robbery, the former Gamecock apologized for the incident in a statement through his attorney.More >>
  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Lufkin man accused of having child porn asks for bench trial

    Lufkin man accused of having child porn asks for bench trial

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:32:07 GMT

    A Lufkin man accused of having nude images of a teenage girl will now be facing a bench trial.

    More >>

    A Lufkin man accused of having nude images of a teenage girl will now be facing a bench trial.

    More >>
  • Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:33:05 GMT

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>
  • NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-03-28 01:33:54 GMT
    Source: NISDSource: NISD

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly