NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org
Carrie Braun, 714.647.1848, CBraun@ocsd.org
Suspect Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (October 16, 2015) – On Friday, October 16, 2015, Jason Miller, 34, Mission Viejo, was arrested following a confrontation with Orange County Sheriff’s deputies during a call for service to his residence. Miller was aggressive and uncooperative with deputies who took him into custody in the backyard of the residence.
At approximately 1:34 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to Miller’s residence in the 26200 block of Avenida Calidad for an anonymous report of a disturbance. Deputies arrived and heard sounds of a female screaming coming from inside the house. As deputies entered the side yard of the residence they were immediately confronted by Miller who was aggressive and yelling. Miller threw a ceramic tile at deputies and threatened them with a large fire extinguisher and metal pole as he retreated towards the backyard. Deputies gave Miller numerous directives which he continually ignored.
Deputies deployed an electronic control device (“Taser”) and after an approximately eight minute struggle, handcuffed Miller and took him into custody. Miller was treated and evaluated by Orange County Fire Authority paramedics as is protocol following deployment of the “Taser” device.
Subsequent investigation determined an altercation had occurred between Miller and two females inside the house. Both females were interviewed and uncooperative with the investigation.
Miller was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. He was booked into Orange County Jail and is being held on $50K bail. Miller is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, October 19, 2015.
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