Nicholas Miller (Photo: Jacksonville Police Dept.)
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The man charged with hijacking a school bus carrying elementary students has a history with the Jacksonville Police Department.
Following Thursday morning's hijacking incident, the police department released three prior reports involving Nicholas John Miller. The most recent arrest occurred on October 8th of this year when Miller was charged with Terroristic Threatening following a domestic dispute; according to the report, a family member claimed Miller was likely high on methamphetamine, which they referred to as his "drug of choice."
On Sept. 6, 2013, Miller was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This incident began with a traffic stop due to the vehicle Miller was driving having improper tags on the license plate. When the officer ran Miller's name through the database, he noticed Miller had a warrant out from Jacksonville police. The officer used a K9 dog to conduct a sweep of the vehicle; the dog found a syringe with residue in the center console and Miller was arrested.
In May of 2013, Miller was arrested for Breaking or Entering a vehicle and Theft of Property. That incident report lists Miller as the offender in an incident that involved cash and guns being stolen from a vehicle, with an unknown knife being left behind. Officers used fingerprints on the vehicle to determine Miller as the suspect in the case.
In each of the incident reports, Miller is listed as a warehouse worker for a supply company.
Original report of the school bus hijacking: http://on.kthv.com/1euKHFO
Police report from officers on scene and why Miller said he hijacked the bus: http://on.kthv.com/1euL8zP