Andrew J. Miller is accused in a home invasion robbery in Delphos earlier this month. He was apprehended over the weekend. (Submitted photo)
Times Bulletin Staff Report
DELPHOS - A man wanted in connection with a robbery in Delphos was arrested during a traffic stop in Lima over the weekend.Andrew J. Miller, 27, Fort Jennings, had just been released from prison this spring after serving time for a series of break-ins spanning three counties. He was picked up when the car he was in was pulled over in a routine traffic stop Saturday morning. A Lima Police officer checked and found that the passenger was indeed Miller and that he had an active warrant for his arrest. He is being held in the Van Wert County Jail on a second-degree robbery charge.
Miller is one of a pair of men accused of entering a home in the 400 block of Canal St. in Delphos during the night of July 10. One of the intruders assaulted an 18-year-old Delphos man during the robbery. The injured man was treated and released from St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
Miller was scheduled for an initial appearance in Van Wert Municipal Court Monday. He was being held without bond in the Van Wert County Jail. The case will be presented to the grand jury, which could result in more charges being filed.
Miller was sentenced to six years in prison back in 2007 in connection with break-ins at several businesses in Van Wert, Allen, and Putnam counties. Deputies in Putnam County actually interrupted Miller during a burglary at a Fort Jennings business. In that case, Miller fled from police at a high rate of speed. The chase ended in Delphos where Miller was captured a short time later by police and sheriff's deputies.