HUNTSVILLE — A man described by law enforcement as “half-naked” and intoxicated was arrested on Sunday, February 17, and charged with filing a false report.
Michael Christopher Miller, 34, was arrested in Winfield early Sunday morning. According to an arrest warrant filed by Scott County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Casey Giesler, the arrest followed multiple calls from concerned citizens who reported erratic behavior from Miller.
The first call was of a “half-naked man” running down Pleasant Grove Road in Winfield. While deputies were en route, 911 dispatchers received a second call from a motorist who said they almost hit the man. And, a third person called to say they had picked the man up, and that he “had no clothes and he was talking out of his head and would not tell them who he was.”
The third motorist stopped in a parking lot to await the arrival of deputies. When Giesler arrived on scene, Miller allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and ran down Pleasant Grove Road. Giesler gave chase, catching Miller about 50 yards down the road. However, as he attempted to restrain Miller, Miller wound up falling over an embankment and into a creek.
Miller allegedly gave a fake name to Giesler and, when asked why he ran, responded with profanity.
Later, Miller allegedly told Giesler that he had wrecked his car along the roadway but did not know where. He allegedly admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the day.
Miller was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, along with filing a false report.