Man fires gun as SWAT team attempts arrest - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana

Man fires gun as SWAT team attempts arrest

Posted: Feb 11, 2018 3:36 PM Updated:

HELENA - According to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, a man wanted for an alleged domestic disturbance fired a gun two times as law enforcement officers attempted to arrest him just before midnight on Saturday.

Stryker Navarre Miller, 21, is accused of his third offense of partner or family member assault, strangulation, assault with a weapon, and two counts of criminal endangerment.

According to the deputy’s report, law enforcement officers were dispatched to a residence on the 2600 block of Valley View Drive just after 10 p.m.

The reporting party told deputies that Miller had a gun, had pointed it at a woman, and was riding around the property on a four-wheeler.

Deputies said that when they arrived, Miller fled on foot but they were able to track him to a shed on the 2500 block of Prickley Pear Avenue. 

According to an affidavit, deputies surrounded the shed and were able to make contact with Miller via cell phone.

The affidavit stated that Miller refused to leave the shed and refused to put down the gun.

The Sheriff’s Office called in the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to arrest Miller.

Court records state that when the SWAT Team attempted to arrest Miller, he fired two shots through the top of the shed.

Miller was arrested just before midnight.

Sheriff Leo Dutton said no deputies were injured during the arrest.

During an interview with deputies, the alleged victim said Miller had grabbed her by the wrists, threw her to the ground, and strangled her until she backed out.

According to police documents, the investigating deputy observed bruising on the woman’s wrists and neck.

Miller will likely make his first court appearance on Monday afternoon.

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