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Jerad Miller criminal history dated to 2001

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LAS VEGAS -- Washington state and Indiana Court records indicate that Jerad Dwain Miller, who participated with wife Amanda in the Sunday killings of two Metro Police officers and a bystander, had a criminal background that extended at least as far back as 2001.

* In February 2001 Miller was ordered by a judge in Benton County District Court in Washington to pay a company $50 for damage to a smoke detector. Miller also served a day in jail for the malicious mischief charge.

* Also in February 2001 Miller was charged in Benton County with theft of beer from a Safeway supermarket. He was fined $500 and ordered to pay $200 in court costs. He also spent 15 days in jail.

* In June 2001 Miller was charged in Benton County with two counts of malicious mischief, one involving breaking the window of a vehicle and the other involving damage to the window of a holding cell at the Kennewick (Wash.) Police Department. He was fined $400 and also ordered to pay $200 in court costs.

* Also in June 2001 Miller was charged in Benton County with shoplifting. He was fined $300 and ordered to pay $50 in court costs.

* In June 2002 Miller was fined $500 and ordered to pay $200 in court costs on an assault charge in Benton County. He served two days in jail.

* In November 2002 Miller was charged with making harassing telephone calls in Benton County. He reportedly told the victim: “Your son is a dead man. Cliff you are going to die.” He was fined $400, ordered to pay $75 in court costs and spent a day in jail.

* In December 2002 Miller was ordered to pay $950 in fines plus court costs in Benton County for driving under the influence and for obstructing a public officer. He also spent two days in jail.

* He was charged in Anderson, Ind., city court in July 2003 with misdemeanor possession of marijuana/hashish, a charge for which he pleaded guilty that November. He served 78 days in Madison (Ind.) County Jail, was ordered to pay $400 in fines and court costs, undergo drug treatment, and have his driving privileges suspended for 180 days. He also was placed on probation.

But in June 2004, he was charged with violating his probation, allegedly having failed to report to his probation officer and make monthly payments for what he owed. Miller in August 2004 initially denied violating probation but subsequently agreed to pay what he owed and return to drug treatment.

Another warrant was issued for probation violation in September 2004, though, and the case dragged on for years after he failed to appear in court. A warrant for contempt of court was issued against him as well but the case was still open as of October.

* In May 2006 Craig and Tracy Moore of Lafayette, Ind., took Miller to small claims court in Tippecanoe County, Ind. Miller, who was living in West Lafayette, Ind., was ordered to pay the Moores $2,677 plus $70 in court costs.

* In June 2007 Miller was charged in Tippecanoe County with misdemeanor criminal recklessness with risk of bodily injury by pointing a firearm, possession of marijuana, hash oil or hashish with a prior conviction, and possession of paraphernalia. Instead, he pleaded guilty to felony criminal recklessness, ordered to spend 90 days in jail and pay $160 in court costs. He also was placed on probation.

* In March 2009 Miller was charged in Tippecanoe County with misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury. But he was found not guilty in a September 2009 jury trial.

* In December 2010 Miller was charged in Tippecanoe County with felony dealing in and possession of marijuana, hash oil or hashish, and felony possession of a controlled substance. After pleading guilty, Miller was sentenced in April 2011 to 363 days behind bars and then two years of probation.

But in February 2013, after the jail time was served, prosecutors sought to revoke Miller’s probation. Prosecutors alleged that Miller failed to appear for probation and court services appointments and failed to submit to drug screenings. He was ordered in May 2013 to spend an additional 180 days behind bars but was given credit for good time served.

* In April 2013, while on probation for the prior drug offense, Miller was charged in Tippecanoe County with operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility. But this alleged infraction was dismissed in June 2013.

* In July 2013 George May took Jerad and Amanda Miller to small claims court in Tippecanoe County in an eviction case. The Millers were ordered to vacate a residence in Lafayette, Ind., within a week.

Court records indicate that Miller, 31, and the former Amanda Woodruff, 22, applied for a marriage license in Tippecanoe County in August 2012. Both killed themselves at the scene of Sunday’s shootings.

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