BILLINGS - Federal task force agents have arrested a 38-year-old Laurel man who had posted bond while awaiting sentencing on felony drug and tampering charges.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh issued the arrest warrant for Amasa Pinkney Niles IV on Friday, alleging violations of the conditions of his release. Niles was arrested Monday in Laurel.
Niles pleaded guilty last month to felony drug and tampering with evidence charges and prosecutors dismissed a deliberate homicide charge for the August shooting death of 29-year-old Troy Holland. Public defenders said Niles was going to claim self defense and prosecutors said information from a witness weakened the chances of winning a conviction on the homicide charge.
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