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Man accused of throwing objects at vehicles

AVON PARK - A local man was arrested after being accused of throwing items at vehicles and punching a deputy, according to a report released Friday.

Sean Luke Miller, 22, 1711 W. Taunton Road, Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office on a warrant and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, three counts of shooting a missile into a vehicle or a dwelling and trespass.

The arrest came after several drivers said that someone threw objects at their vehicles. In one case, the driver identified the object as a beer bottle. Miller also is suspected of hurling an object at a Highlands County Sheriff's Office patrol car.

When deputies found Miller, he hit one of the deputies on his head, the report said.

Man accused of assaulting mother, girlfriend

SEBRING - A man was arrested after being accused of assaulting his mother and his girlfriend during an argument over whether he should buy cough drops for his mother, according to a report released Thursday.

McKinley Everett Worley, 44, no address given, was arrested Jan. 1 by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with assault, two counts of battery and crimes against and elderly person.

Worley's girlfriend told deputies that he arrived home drunk and didn't want to go out again and buy the cough drops, the report said.

She also told police that Worley pulled his mother out of a wheelchair and hit her, the report said.

When the girlfriend tried to intervene, Worley pushed her, the report said.

Man accused of setting fire in house

SEBRING - A man was arrested Dec. 31 after being accused of setting a fire in his own residence, according to a report released Thursday.

Robin Milan Keevis, 43, no address given, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and arson, according to an arrest report.

Witnesses told authorities that Keevis, who lived with his brother, started throwing things around and making threats to burn down the residence, the report said.

Authorities discovered later that someone ignited papers on top of a coffee table, the report said.

Although the blaze damaged the table and filled the residence with smoke, it didn't burn down the residence, the report said.

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