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Troopers Injured In Altercation After Suspect Rams Patrol Vehicle

Millsboro- Delaware State Police arrested 25-year-old Rahman K. Miller of Millsboro on criminal and traffic charges after attempting to flee from troopers and crashing into a police car, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on December 2, 2020, at approximately 12:29 p.m., Delaware State Police attempted to make contact and arrest Rahman Miller at the BP Station located at 32369 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, for an active warrant out of Sussex County Superior Court.

As troopers observed Miller exit the store and return to his vehicle at the gas pumps, a Delaware State Police divisional vehicle activated its emergency lights and pulled in front of Miller’s car. As the trooper identified himself to Miller, he was given verbal commands not to move or return to his vehicle. He failed to comply and entered his car. At the same time, another Delaware State Police divisional police car pulled behind Miller’s vehicle. At that time, Miller put his vehicle in reverse, accelerated, and struck the police car causing extensive damage. Miller continued to attempt to flee in his vehicle as other troopers arrived on the scene.

As troopers attempted to make contact with Miller, he continued to ignore commands to exit his vehicle. Troopers were eventually able to open Miller’s door, and after a struggle, they were able to remove him from the driver seat. Miller continued to struggle and not comply with commands to place his hands behind his back but was eventually taken into custody. Miller did not appear to have any visible injuries and refused medical attention. The troopers injured during the crash were transported to a nearby hospital and treated for minor injuries, and released.

Pepper said during a search incident to arrest, the following items were located on Miller’s person:

Approximately 13.02 grams of Powder Cocaine
Approximately 0.049 grams of Heroin
3 Buprenorphine Sublingual Strips
Approximately $307 in suspected drug proceeds
A search of the vehicle resulted in the following items being located:

Drug Paraphernalia
Approximately 10.11 grams of Marijuana
1- 2mg Buprenorphine tablet
Miller was transported to Troop 7, where he was charged with the following crimes:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (2 counts- Felony)
Resisting Arrest (Felony)
Disregarding a Police Officers Signal (Felony)
Criminal Mischief
Possession of a Controlled Substance (3 counts)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Reckless Driving
Failure to Have Insurance Identification
Driving Without a Valid License
Failure to Have Registration in Possession
Possession of Marijuana (Civil Violation)
Miller was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $10,200.00 secured bond.

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