On July 9, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to U.S. Hwy 64 East Asheboro N.C. (Handy Hugo gas station) in reference to a possible larceny/theft of fuel in progress. Upon arrival, deputies noticed a white in color Chevrolet truck with a work bed on same sitting in the parking lot of the gas station over the underground fuel tanks. A deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Jeffrey Bryan Miller of Bunnlevel, NC. Another deputy met with the employee who advised the store had been a victim of larceny of 1,000 gallons of fuel from the underground tank on July 4th and 5th. The employee advised the same vehicle deputies were investigating in the parking lot was seen on video the dates of the theft and in the same location.
While speaking with Miller he suffered a medical event and Randolph County EMS transported him for further evaluation.
During the investigation of the vehicle, a large tank was located in the bed of the truck with a black hose running to a compartment on the driver's side of the bed. The truck was seized for evidentiary purposes.
Following an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division, a warrant was issued for Miller for Felony Larceny and Felony Possession of Stolen Goods. He was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon, for brass knuckles found prior to his transport by EMS.
On August 19, 2022, Miller was located and served the outstanding warrants by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. He was issued a $11,000 total unsecured bond and a court date was set for August 29, 2022, in Randolph County District Court.
Name of Defendant:
Jeffrey Bryan Miller