"The bus would not stop so the pursuit lasted for about eight to ten miles,"
Capt. Boyd said, noting that the bus was driving between 30 and 50 miles per
Spike strips were deployed by another Arkansas police department assisting in
the chase, Capt. Boyd said. Miller stopped the bus when he saw the spikes and
was taken into custody by police at Highway 5 and Mountain Springs Road in
Miller told police "there were people after him, and the only way to get away
was to hijack the bus," according to the Jacksonville Police Department arrest
He also told police he had no plans to hurt the children or the bus driver
and "he just needed to take the bus to save his life." Miller consented to his
blood being drawn, but refused to take a breath test or to let a Drug
Recognition Officer interview him, according to the report.
Miller was charged with one count of vehicle piracy, 12 counts of kidnapping,
and two counts of aggravated assault and several traffic violations,
Jacksonville police said.
According to police records, Miller has been arrested several times this
He was arrested for breaking and entering of a vehicle in May, after breaking
into a man's car and stealing $400 and a Sherwood Police Department issued
shotgun, while leaving another knife behind. Miller was found with the shotgun
and pleaded guilty to the charges.
Last month he was sentenced to 24 months probation and a fine of $1,500,
according to Pulaski County Circuit Court records.
Miller was also pulled over on Sept. 6 by police for improper display of tabs
on the vehicle he was driving.
Officers then discovered Miller had a warrant out for his arrest and
conducted a search, finding a syringe with residue in the vehicle. Miller was
arrested on the warrant and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He
went to court for the charges and was released.
And earlier this month on Oct. 8, police were called to residence where
Miller was charged with terroristic threatening in a domestic dispute, records
show. The charges were subsequently dropped and Miller was not