|Lima police arrest Delphos home- invasion suspect in traffic stop|
|Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:28 PM|
Staff reports and
Andrew J. Miller, 27, of Fort Jennings was the passenger in a vehicle police stopped for a routine traffic stop. Miller was taken into custody and turned over to Delphos officers a short time later.
Miller was transported to the Van Wert County Jail and is being held without bond on the robbery charge.
Investigators believe that Miller is one of the two masked men who entered a residence on South Canal Street the night of July 10 and demanded money from three teens in a garage that had been converted in to a living space. The teens at first thought it was a joke. This caused one of the perpetrators to become violent and assault an 18-year-old male victim and then fled the scene with items taken from the garage and and vehicles located on the property outside.
The male was treated and released from St. Rita’s Medical Center.
Miller will appear tonday in Van Wert Municipal Court for his initial hearing on the robbery charge. Ultimately, the case will be heard by the next session of the Van Wert County Grand Jury and more charges are expected.
Court Records indicated Miller had been released from prison in April of this year. Miller had been sentenced to six years in prison in 2007 in connection with a series of business break-ins in the Van Wert, Allen and Putnam County areas.
In the 2007 case, Putnam County deputies interrupted Miller while he was breaking into a business in Fort. Jennings early one morning. Miller fled police in his car and a high speed chase ensued that led into Delphos, which resulted in his capture a short time later by police and sheriff deputies.