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Wednesday, June 07, 2017 1:00 am

No charges filed in death of city coach

Suspect held without bail

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne man identified last week as a suspect in the shooting death of a coach has not been formally charged in his death.

Henry Eshon Underwood, 23, was being held without bail Tuesday on a parole violation for a 2014 charge for corrupt business influence. He is also charged with being a felon carrying a handgun and misdemeanor false informing.

Underwood was arrested last week. Court records said he was found with a .380-caliber handgun with one round in the magazine. He also gave a false name when police asked him his, court records said.

The day after Underwood was picked up, Fort Wayne police took Jaevin Bowie into custody. Both were identified as suspects in the May 19 slaying of Terrance Miles.

Underwood and Bowie, 20, were identified in surveillance photos the night Miles was killed, police said.

Bowie was initially charged with assisting a criminal who committed murder, but that charge was dropped Friday. It could be refiled, the Allen County prosecutor's office said.

In response to an email inquiring about the progress of the case against Underwood, Robyn Niedzwiecki, chief of staff at the prosecutor's office, said the case remains under investigation.

Miles, 36, an administrative assistant at Forest Park Elementary and assistant football coach at North Side High School, was found by police early May 19 near East Washington Boulevard and Francis Street, not far from his East Berry Street home. He was shot to death and his death was ruled the 11th of 11 homicides this year in Allen County. 

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