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Bail was denied for the man charged in the killing of Marc St. Aubin, the 23-year-old found dead in his own driveway near Aspen Hill earlier this month.

Tavon Antonio Miles, 26, of the 19600 block of Framingham Drive in Gaithersburg was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and armed robbery on Saturday.

Montgomery County District Court Judge Karla N. Smith upheld his no-bail status Monday at a bail review hearing. Miles is being held at Montgomery County Detention Center pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 18.

Police allege that Miles was part of a group of robbers who went to St. Aubin’s house in the 15800 block of Laughlin Lane looking for cash and marijuana the night of March 3.

Despite the apparent motive, there was no history of calls or complaints about illegal activity at the home, Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Rebecca Innocenti said.

The robbery sparked a scuffle that resulted in St. Aubin’s death and left Miles with a gunshot wound.

An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled St. Aubin’s death as a homicide. According to a police news release, St. Aubin had blunt force injuries and a stab wound. People in the home at the time of the shooting moved him to the driveway so he could be taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile, police said in their release, other witnesses began to remove items from the house, including guns, a safe and suspected marijuana.

Detectives are working to identify suspects.

Shots were fired during the scuffle with the robbers, but it’s unclear who was shooting, Innocenti said.

Miles was wounded by a .380-caliber bullet and had to be taken to the hospital. Police said a bullet found in his clothes matched those found at the scene. Detectives determined that all of the bullets recovered from the scene were fired from the same gun, Innocenti said.

St. Aubin had a gun of the same caliber registered through Maryland. There was an empty gun holster along the small of his back when police found him dead, police said in a news release.

Detectives have not recovered the gun.

“It’s still unclear whether it was used in this crime at all,” Innocenti said.

No attorney was listed for Miles in court records accessed online.



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