Miller’s habitual felon status was the result of prior convictions for possession of a stolen motor vehicle in Gaston County (October 2007), larceny of a motor vehicle in Gaston County (July 2012), and possession of methamphetamine in Cleveland County (August 2019).
The more recent charges came after Long View Police saw Miller and a co-defendant in the parking lot at a skills games facility. The two men got into a stolen car. When Officers activated their siren and blue lights, the defendants sped away with Miller driving.
A chase ensued that reached speeds of 55-to-60 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone. The vehicle ran a red light, passed another vehicle in a no passing zone, crossed the centerline, and crashed into another vehicle in a blind curve.
Miller and the co-defendant were forcibly removed from the vehicle and treated at a local hospital. The driver of the other vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The case was investigated by Long View Police and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Melanie Earles.
Story: Ralph Mangum-WHKY