published Monday, April 21st, 2014

Man convicted in 2011 shooting remains on probation

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Myles Stout will remain on probation after a hearing this morning in which he showed he'd caught up on his restitution payments.

Stout, 23, was convicted of reckless homicide and reckless endangerment in a September 2012 trial. He had faced second-degree murder charges in the shooting March 2011 death of Myles Compton.

Following his conviction he was sentenced to 12 years probation and ordered to pay $22,000 restitution in $150 monthly payments.

Stout pointed a handgun into Compton's chest while at a friend's home. He pulled the trigger, firing a single shot, which killed Compton.

Stout claimed he didn't know the gun was loaded.

In March he was arrested for failure to pay the restitution.

He caught up on the payments and will have to check in with the court in 90 days to ensure he is still making payments.

Contact staff writer Todd South at tsouth@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6347. Follow him on Twitter @tsouthCTFP

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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