RICHLAND COUNTY — The Richland County Sheriff’s Department said Kenny Miles has not been charged with filing a false police report in his shooting because the former University of South Carolina football player is out of state under doctor’s care.
The department will not proceed until he is released from medical care, said Captain Chris Cowan, spokesman for the department.
The Nov. 4 shooting first was reported as an attempted robbery to steal Miles’ watch and football ring. Miles was shot in the arm.
But Sheriff Leon Lott held a news conference the following day to debunk that report and, a week later, the sheriff announced Miles shot himself.
Lott said Miles will be charged with filing a false report.
The sheriff has not released the circumstances of the shooting.
Miles issued an statement where he said he was “scared and worried how my actions would be perceived. ... I make no excuses for my behavior.” He has asked and received a 30-day unpaid medical absence from his job in the S.C. Attorney General’s office where he worked as a community liaison after earning a criminal justice degree at USC.