WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after battering and threatening police officers.
Jason D. Miller, 33, 1503 Fox Farm Road, Warsaw, is charged with battery resulting in bodily injury to a law enforcement officer, a level 5 felony; and intimidation of a law enforcement officer, a level 6 felony.
On March 12, an officer responded to a report of a person out of control at a Warsaw residence. Upon arrival, two officers approached the residence as a man could be heard yelling “They will all burn by the demons,” along with other disturbing comments. The man, later identified as Miller, was inside the residence yelling that he would kill them.
According to court documents, the officers entered the residence through an open door being held by a bystander. Miller immediately began screaming at the officers upon entry and allegedly said, “I have a gun and I am not scared to use it.”
Miller then ran at and battered one of the officers by hitting him in the face and forehead. While Miller was running at the officer, the second officer deployed a taser, which had no effect. Miller continued to fight and hit the officer in the face.
Multiple commands for Miller to stop resisting were given, but Miller continued to fight and refused to free his hands from under his body. While attempting to arrest Miller, officers found a pistol and large knife on Miller. Both weapons were removed as officers placed Miller into restraints.
Miller continued to yell even after being restrained that he was going to kill everyone there and burn the house down. The pistol was found to be loaded with a round in the chamber and with the hammer cocked. The officer who was battered by Miller sustained a cut, swelling and bruising from the altercation.
Miller was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on June 3, with a $100,750 surety and cash bond.