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Youth Held in Alleged Attack on 4 Deputies

June 06, 1998

A teenager who allegedly fired shots in the direction of four sheriff's deputies after jumping on the hood of a patrol car remained jailed on $100,000 bail, authorities said Friday.

Leon Miles, 18, was booked at Century Regional Detention Facility after firing six to eight rounds at deputies at Bennett Street and Tamarind Avenue in Compton, Tuesday night, sheriff's Deputy Steve Sciacca said.

Two of the deputies had been flagged down by a woman who informed them that a man was acting belligerent, and appeared to be on drugs, authorities said.

The deputies called a nearby sheriff's unit for help.

As the four approached, Miles dropped a bottle containing alcohol, leaped onto the hood of a patrol car and began screaming that he was going to "beat up and kill" the deputies, Sciacca said.

Miles tried to open the driver's door of the patrol car, threatening to shoot the deputies, he said. When the deputies emerged from the car, Miles ran away. The deputies heard six to eight shots fired in their direction, authorities said.

Meanwhile, the sheriff's Century station received a call from the Compton Police Department informing them that a man had entered the station and turned himself in.

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