South Carolina Officers Catch Criminal After 8 1/2 Hour Pursuit

This may be one of the longest pursuits county sheriff’s deputies have ever conducted.

Officers pulled over a driver at 8 a.m. Sunday morning in North Augusta, South Carolina. But when one requested the driver’s license, he pulled a 9 mm handgun and sped off.

The officers pursued for about five or six miles, when the driver ditched his car and took off on foot.

By this time, law enforcement had identified him as 49-year-old Ronald J. Miller, who had outstanding warrants in Edgefield County for burglary, grand larceny, and intent of damaging property.

Officers from Edgefield County, North Augusta Public Safety, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division worked to pin Miller into a perimeter

After hours of chasing him around on foot, they finally caught Miller at about 4:30 p.m. — 8 1/2 hours after the incident started.

In addition to the outstanding warrants, Miller is now being charged with failure to stop for a blue light, assault and battery with intent to kill, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, unlawful carry of a handgun, resisting arrest, and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

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