ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

COCOA ARREST ENDS A STATEWIDE CRIME SPREE


Miller_James.jpgTuesday, December 01, 2015 11:47 AM
A suspect wanted in the State of Kansas and four Florida jurisdictions including Cocoa PD is now locked up in Jacksonville facing a long list of felony charges. James Bruce Miller, (DOB 02/26/1985) was arrested in Jacksonville on Monday after Cocoa detectives contacted deputies there to verify information that the suspect was in Jacksonville’s jurisdiction. Miller was found at the Knights Inn motel along with the car he stole from the victims of a robbery he is believed to have committed Saturday at Joe’s Bestway Deli on Peachtree Street. According to the victims, during the robbery the suspect demanded money and the keys to their vehicle which he used to flee.

Detectives Mark Rush and Chris Bradshaw led the investigation and located an individual who helped find the suspect in the Jacksonville area. “We were fortunate to be able to make the arrest before he continued with his crime spree and God forbid someone got hurt,” said Detective Rush. “What we are finding out now is he has a lengthy criminal history and a long list of agencies with pending charges against him.”

Records show Miller is wanted on warrants from the State of Kansas for a failure to appear in reference to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is also wanted for armed robberies in Titusville, Manatee County, Brevard County and Cocoa. A no-bond warrant for the Cocoa charges is being served and Miller will be brought to the Brevard County jail pending extradition proceedings. The no-bond warrant from Cocoa PD includes the following charges:
  • 2 counts armed robbery
  • 1 count attempted armed robbery
  • 5 counts aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • Carjacking
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
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