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Chase leads to arrest

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thomas Miller
After fleeing from deputies in a vehicle and then on foot, a Greencastle man was taken into custody Tuesday on various charges.

Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill said officers initially attempted to stop Thomas Miller, 41, on a couple traffic violations before the chase ensued.

"The suspect was in the Poland area and fled from deputies at a high speed then crashed his car and fled on foot (before being) caught by deputies," Gambill said.

According to Gambill, it was a high-speed, but short pursuit, with speeds nearing 100 mph, on the Poland/Bowling Green road. The crash occurred in the cemetery near the Zion Church.

Gambill said the arresting officers told him the crash was "violent" and if Miller had a passenger, they might have been killed.

Miller was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement (class D felony), habitual offender (enhancement on minimum years), possession of a handgun without a permit (enhanced to a class C felony), dealing in methamphetamine (class A felony), possession of methamphetamine (class C felony), possession of paraphernalia (class A misdemeanor), criminal mischief (class A misdemeanor) and maintaining a common nuisance (class D felony).

"Any time you have a large amount of drugs, almost three ounces of methamphetamine, it's considered a large amount, worth thousands of dollars (on the street)," Gambill said. "And having a fire arm without a permit, that really ups the ante."

Gambill said some of the methamphetamine was packaged individually, which led to the intent to deal charge.

Miller is being held at the Clay County Justice Center (CCJC) on a $50,000 cash only bond, no 10 percent allowed.

"(Miller) is being held as a matter of really good police work," Gambill said.

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Awesome job and very happy that this ended safely for all the officers involved! Keep up the great work CCSD.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 12:29 PM

one more that bites the dust...

-- Posted by crazygirl37 on Mon, Feb 6, 2012, at 3:12 PM

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