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Greencastle man in jail following Clay County chase

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thomas Miller
CLAY COUNTY -- 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 Bowling Green Poland 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 is considered a large amount, worth thousands of dollars (on the street)," Gambill said. "And having a firearm 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 on a $50,000 cash only bond, no 10 percent allowed.

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Those officers did a great job! Thanks to them this evil looking gangster is off the streets of Greencastle. Whew! I hope he gets help, and plenty of time away from the rest of us! The next time you hear someone bashing unions remind them that cops happen to have one!

-- Posted by thinkpositive on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 11:00 AM

I have to believe you can't be an imbicile to learn how to make METH. So, if that's the case, why not use some of those SMARTS to find another way to supplement your income?

Plenty of FREE ways to go to college these days. Find side jobs, do whatever it takes to provide for your family. Why is it always 'easier' to take the illegal route?

People like this make me sick. You know you're doing something illegal, and yet, you cowardly try to kill yourself instead of accepting the punishment for your actions. You think nothing of how your way of life affects your family, your friends, and innocent bystanders.

Grow up and start thinking about someone OTHER than yourself!

No, I don't know this guy or his family. His name doesn't matter .. he's one of many who fall into the same category. Always looking for the easy way out. I hope he's locked away for a long time. Stiffer penalties are the ONLY way to quell this type of criminal.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 12:27 PM


How does this article have anything to do with unions? Sounds like someone has their panties in a wad about right to work. Your side lost the elections and lost the debate so quit crying. RTW is a great bill that will help bring jobs to this state (you know those things that 9% of people in the state don't have).

Also, banner why haven't you done any stories on RTW? Guess I shouldn't expect any real reporting from you though.

-- Posted by hometownboy on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 1:48 PM

Yes, because if they weren't in a union, this guy would still be at large???

But I did love what the teachers union in Wisconsic did to all those local school systems, landing over $100K a year in total comp all while complaining they were under paid.

-- Posted by conffool on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 3:15 PM

thank you for getting this creature off the street.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sun, Feb 5, 2012, at 8:23 AM

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