A sentencing hearing was held in Christian Circuit Court Tuesday for the 18-year old convicted of using a stolen Christian County Sheriff’s Department duty weapon to facilitate an armed robbery in November of 2016.
Jacob Miller was previously granted shock probation after pleading guilty facilitation to robbery, theft of a firearm and possession of a handgun by a minor. He admitted he took the duty weapon of his father, Captain Chris Miller, out of a basket on top of a refrigerator while his parents were asleep and that he knew it would be used in a setup in which someone would be robbed.
Jacob Miller received a 10-year sentence that was probated until he later cut off his ankle monitor and fled to Florida.
He appeared for sentencing on the tampering with a prisoner monitoring device charge Tuesday. Attorney Rick Boling said he’s filed a new motion for shock probation on the initial charges in hopes that a parole board will let Miller out with time served on the ankle monitor tampering count.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maggie Gigandet says they oppose his release after he failed the last time he was out.
Judge John Atkins denied probation and gave Miller two additional years in prison for the tampering charge.
He says the motion for shock probation on the initial charges remains under advisement.
Jacob Miller apologized to Judge Atkins for his actions while he was out on shock probation.
His codefendant and the man accused of holding up Detravius Willard with the stolen gun, 19-year old Tijuan Jackson, remains in the Christian County Jail with a pretrial conference set for August 22.