Chattanooga man convicted in shooting death to remain on probation

Chattanooga man convicted in shooting death to remain on probation

April 22nd, 2014 by Todd South in Local Regional News

Myles Stout reads a prepared statement in this file photo.

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

A Chattanooga man will remain on probation after a hearing Monday in which he showed he'd caught up on his restitution payments.

Myles 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 death of Myles Compton in March 2011.

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

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

After his conviction, Stout was sentenced to 12 years on probation and ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution in $150 monthly payments, a total of 12 years worth of payments.

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.