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Formal murder charges were brought Thursday against a Gaithersburg man who police accused of killing an Aspen Hill resident during an apparent robbery in March.

Tavon Antonio Miles, 26, of the 19600 block of Framingham Drive in Gaithersburg was indicted on charges of murder, robbery, armed robbery and three counts of attempted armed robbery, according to Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the county State’s Attorney’s Office.

The case will advance to Montgomery County Circuit Court.

On March 3, Montgomery County police found Marc St. Aubin, 23, in his driveway, slumped between a Buick LeSabre and the ground, according to District Court filings.

His death was ruled a homicide, caused by multiple injuries. He had blunt force injuries and a stab wound, court records state.

Police allege that Miles was part of a group of robbers who that night went to St. Aubin’s house in the 15800 block of Laughlin Lane, near the Intercounty Connector, looking for cash and drugs.

Citing an interview with an anonymous witness, police said in court filings that there was a “struggle” during the robbery and that shots were fired.

Medical staff at a hospital in Olney told police that Miles was dropped off at their emergency room for gunshot wounds, according to court filings.

Police said Miles was wounded by the same type of bullet recovered from the scene of the shooting. But Miles offered a different explanation — that he got shot while walking near the hospital, according to charging documents prepared by a Montgomery County detective.

Miles didn’t provide police any information about St. Aubin’s shooting, police alleged in the court filings.

Police said it’s unclear who fired the weapon.

Miles was being held without bail at the Montgomery County Detention Center.

An attorney for Miles was not listed in District Court filings on Wednesday or in court records online Thursday.



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