Before there was ever a movie or even a TV show, there was a book about the Permian Panthers back in 1988 known as Friday Night Lights. The book is based on the Permian Panther's 1988 season and their quest to reach the state championship. The book followed the lives of Coach Gary Gaines, Brian Chavez, Ivory Christian, Donny Billingsley, Mike Wenchill, Jerrod McDougal, and Boobie Miles.

Boobie Miles was the fullback for the famed Panthers but was hurt in the opener of the 1988 season, he ultimately ended up quitting the team after the famed loss to Midland Lee. After high school Miles went on to play one year at Ranger College and he spent some time playing semi-pro ball in Virginia. After that, he has had a bit of time and trouble with the law.

In 2011 he was charged with aggravated assault and sentenced to five years differed probation but after a violation, he served five years in prison. He was arrested earlier this year in Taylor County for failure to register as a sex offender. Earlier this week,  Boobie Miles was arrested in Odessa on charges of assault of a family member by impeding breath, violation of a bond or protective order, and possession of marijuana.

On Tuesday, Miles's ex-wife called 911 stating that Miles was choking her. When responders arrived they found the woman passed out in her car with choke marks around her neck.  The report also stated Miles’ former wife had bloodshot watery eyes, redness around her neck, bleeding cuts on her right hand, and facial injuries. The officer noted in his report the woman was having a hard time breathing and struggled to speak through her pain. According to the police report, When Miles was asked to come out of the home he was uncooperative and a canine officer was used to help detain him. After being bit by the canine, Boobie Miles was taken to the hospital where he  “was very belligerent and making racist type statements toward officers,” the report stated.

Officers smelled marijuana on him and after a search of the home found 7.42 ounces of marijuana in 18 individually-wrapped packages. Miles claims to be using marijuana for his knees.

As of last night, James Earl "Boobie" Miles Jr remains in the Ector County Detention Center with bonds totaling $68,000. His criminal history consists of 16 prior arrests and 8 convictions.

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