Leavenworth man shoved girlfriend, beat her friend with bat sentenced to 13 years in prison

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Robert Earl Miller, Jr., 53, of Leavenworth, pled guilty as charged to two felony counts of aggravated battery and one count of domestic battery on Oct. 19, 2016, in Leavenworth County District Court. Judge Sundby sentenced Miller to 162 months in prison due to his criminal history and the severity level of the offense.

The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office filed charges following an incident on March 10, 2016, in which officers were called to Miller’s girlfriend’s home after he shoved his girlfriend into a piece of furniture. Miller’s girlfriend’s friend responded to the home to help. Miller beat the friend over the head with a baseball bat causing her to need multiple staples in her scalp. Miller also hit a minor with the baseball bat. The minor was uninjured. Miller fled from the scene before officers arrived.

Todd Thompson said, “Domestic violence is horrible. We want to continue to encourage anyone who is a victim of these acts to reach out for help, like what happened here.”