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A man sought in the killing of a coach in Indiana was nabbed in Biloxi, cops say

Jaevin Eugene Bowie
Jaevin Eugene Bowie

A man wanted for murder in Indiana knew when he had been caught and gave up without a fight Thursday evening, authorities say.

Jaevin Eugene Bowie, 21, is wanted in Indiana in connection to the May 2017 murder of Terrance L. Miles. During an investigation, authorities identified an apartment on Eisenhower Drive belonging to Bowie’s brother, U.S. Marshals Acting Supervisory Inspector Raymond Smiles said.

Around 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Marshals and Biloxi police surrounded the complex.

“We approached the apartment and when we did and surrounded it, he just came out and gave up,” Smiles said. “He knew it was over with.”

Bowie was arrested on a murder charge and held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

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According to WANE.com in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the 36-year-old Miles was shot to death near the entrance of an apartment complex. The football coach’s body was later found in a grassy area nearby. Miles’ family told WANE.com that he was active in the community, a “youth mentor,” and a father of two.

Miles’ brother, Daryl Williams II, told WANE.com, “My brother was a star. His legacy is unmatched.”

According to the Journal Gazette, prosecutors filed the murder charge Jan. 19, which was the second time Bowie has been charged in the shooting. According to the paper, he was previously charged, but that charge was dropped “so prosecutors could complete the investigation.”

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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