CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An arraignment date has been set for a man charged with criminal homicide in the April 3 stabbing death of a Hagerstown woman.
Jeffrey Eldon Miles, 47, waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday morning, two days before he was due to appear in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz said he traveled to the county jail before 8 a.m. to witness the State Line, Pa., man sign forms waiving the hearing.
Miles is scheduled for mandatory arraignment Sept. 1, when he would enter a plea, Pentz said.
Pennsylvania State Police charged Miles with criminal homicide after discovering the body of Kristy Dawn Hoke, 29, in Waynesboro, Pa., woods during the early morning hours of April 6. The mother of three's family had reported her missing that weekend.
Miles's public defender, Mike Toms, did not return a phone call seeking comment on the preliminary hearing being waived.