On the morning of April 5, 2018, Officer Jeremy March, a 22-year veteran of the police force, was on his way to work when he stopped to check on a vehicle that was parked off the side of the road leading into a residential neighborhood in West Mobile. Upon investigation, Officer March discovered that the car had been stolen around 6:00 am from a gas station a few miles away.
Jonathan Miller approached with a gas can and told the officer that the car belonged to him. During questioning, Jonathan Miller pushed his way to the side of the car and retrieved a gun that had been stolen along with the car.
Two other police officers arrived on the scene. Officer March, Officer Perry, and Captain Lee had to struggle with the defendant as he attempted to point the gun at them and threatened them. Eventually, the gun was removed from the defendant’s hand and he was arrested. No shots were fired. Miller has prior convictions for Distribution of Marijuana and Possession of Controlled Substance.
Today, Judge Pipes sentenced the defendant to 20 years in each case. These cases will run concurrently with his federal sentence of 7 years.