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Elizabethton man accused of pointing gun from car

Staff Report • Feb 27, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Johnson City police recently arrested an Elizabethton man on charges that he pointed a gun at two people in a car on Oakland Avenue.

Jeffery Lee Miller, 20, 119 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Lot 11, Elizabethton, was charged with aggravated assault.

Police were called to Oakland Avenue and Princeton Road 4 p.m. on Feb. 16. Sarah Counts, 21, Jonesborough, told police she and passenger Jovi Hilton, 23, Johnson City, had left the parking lot at New Beginnings, Bristol Highway, and turned onto Oakland. A vehicle she had seen in the club's lot followed her and traveled directly behind her on Oakland.

The vehicle pulled beside her, and Miller leaned out the passenger side window, pointed a small handgun and threatened her, Counts told police.

Police said the driver of the vehicle may have been an unknown black man.

Miller was arrested Thursday after the victim reported another incident, police said. He was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 pending a Sessions Court appearance Monday.

In October 2010, Miller was arrested in Elizabethton on aggravated robbery and assault charges after allegedly attacking a man in an apartment.

In November 2010, Miller and his brother, Michael C. Miller, also of 119 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, were arrested in Johnson City on robbery and assault charges after a series of events that included a botched drug deal, according to police.

In December 2010, Johnson City police charged Miller with two counts of aggravated burglary in connection to two separate investigations of residential burglaries that occurred on Oct. 26 and Nov. 29.

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