Friday, 02 November 2007 09:15
While deputies say a business transaction likely led to
last month’s shooting death of Jonathan Whitmore, Detective Steve Cabe says
Whitmore is not being accused of any illegal activity.
His business was
perfectly legitimate and, according to Cabe, there was a great need for his
services. Whitmore owned and operated an environmental cleanup business that
removed asbestos. The suspect in his murder, Durham’s 42-year-old Keith Donnell
Miles, has been named as a business associate of Whitmore’s. Cabe would not
elaborate on the details of the business transaction, due to the impending
The State Bureau of Investigations
and Durham Police apprehended Miles Wednesday and charged him with first-degree
murder. Miles is in Wilkes County custody. Cabe says that, while the
investigation is ongoing, no other suspects are being investigated.
body was found in a ditch near his residence at the intersection of Holland
Street and Mimosa Lane outside of North Wilkesboro last month.