The brother of convicted murderer 18-year old Garrett Dye spent a few hours in the Todd County Jail this week, but it was unrelated to the alleged abuse he inflicted on his adopted sister.
Law enforcement arrested 20-year old Myles Dye of Dogwood Road, Trenton around 8:20 Sunday night on the strength of a warrant for not paying a fine of about 200 dollars from Christian County, according to Todd County Jailer Greg Allen. He only spent a few hours in detention before being released on bond Monday morning.
State records released late last year include allegations that Myles Dye threw a then 5-year old Amy Dye across a bed and kicked her in March of 2007. Later that month, Amy reportedly told school officials that Myles hurt her again, with thumb prints left on her face in that alleged incident.
The allegations continued in 2007, when Amy would reportedly tell a school nurse at South Todd Elementary School that Myles shot her with a BB gun and that he hit her with a shovel. Amy’s adopted father, Chris Dye, reportedly said she had been injured by hitting her head on a desk at school, while adopted mother Kimberly allegedly told Amy that she would be spanked if she continued to tell school officials she was being abused.
Garrett Dye was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering Amy on February 4th, 2011 but no one else has ever been charged with any crime relating to the incident. Dye’s attorney is appealing the conviction based on a judge’s decision to allow his confession as evidence in a possible trial.
Garrett remains in the Todd County Jail.