Brothers charged after one hides other from police

45-year-old Thomas Miller was charged with assault and 46-year-old John Miller was charged with false reports as well as contempt of court after Thomas reportedly assaulted someone and hid inside his brother’s house.

On October 10th, Stewart County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Knotts responded to reports of a domestic in progress. Upon arrival, he spoke with Eddie Hampton who reported he wanted to exit the residence due to arguments. He began to pack his room when Thomas Miller approached him angrily and pushed him on the bed.

Thomas then hit Eddie in the face, forcing Eddie to strike back in an attempt to get him away. Eddie’s mother witnessed and corroborated his story. Approximately an hour later, Deputy Lee Miller arrived at the residence of John Miller, Thomas Miller’s brother. The officer told John that his brother had a warrant. John claimed he saw Thomas earlier that day but he was unsure of his whereabouts.

He told Deputy Miller he had locked himself out of his house and was waiting for his wife to arrive to let him in. The deputy then discovered John also had a warrant for contempt of court. He later admitted the house keys were in his pocket and his brother was inside the residence.

Thomas Miller was arrested and charged with domestic assault. He was released on a $5,000 bond.

John Miller was arrested and charged with filing a false report and contempt of court. He was released on a $5,500 bond.

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