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Man Arrested Following Incident That Prompted Security Measures at Local School

Daniel Prince

28--year-old Paul Lee Miller charged with disturbing school, among other things

The man who caused Jonesville Elementary-Middle School to be locked down last Thursday was arrested. SRO Smith at Jonesville stated via radio that he was placing a subject in custody, and he resisted and ran. Captain Scott Coffer responded to the school along with other deputies and began tracking the suspect.

Coffer went inside the school and met with the victim, who stated that she was on the way to the school to drop off her daughter when her boyfriend, identified as 28-year-old Paul Lee Miller, of South Church Street in Union, began hitting her. She said she made up her mind to inform the school resource officer when she dropped her child off. While inside the school, she said she saw Miller come in and was trying to get to her.
SRO Smith encountered Miller in the hallway and tried to get him out of the building away from the students. The officer also knew Miller had an outstanding warrant. Ounce outside, Smith informed Miller he was under arrest, and Miller fled.

After a ten-hour search by deputies, with help from SLED and the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office air unit, Miller was found in a field off Meansville Road and taken into custody without incident. Lockdown at the school was lifted, and normal dismissal was allowed. Miller faces charges of second-degree criminal domestic violence, disturbing schools, and resisting arrest. The outstanding warrant dated back to February 2nd for first-degree burglary.

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