Members of the Pinellas County Violent Crimes Task Force made an early morning arrest today in a September 19 armed home invasion.
According to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office media release, Andre L. Miles, 25, of 903 Engman St. in Clearwater now faces a host of charges. They include armed home invasion robbery, grand theft, carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated fleeing and eluding and more. He was also charged with violation of probation on a Hillsborough County warrant.
The violent crimes task force, which is made up of Pinellas deputies and St. Petersburg police officers, received a tip that Miles was spotted driving a rented pickup truck in the area of State Road 580 and Shore Drive in Oldsmar on Thursday night. Task force members acted on the tip and spotted Miles driving westbound on State Road 580. They placed “stop sticks” near the bridge, causing the tires on Miles’ truck to go flat.
When deputies moved in for the arrest, Miles is said to have rammed a deputy’s cruiser.
“Two other task force members positioned their cruisers to thwart Miles' attempt to flee and endanger others,” the release said. “As deputies removed Miles from the passenger side of the truck, a .45 caliber Colt handgun with the hammer cocked fell out of Miles' waistband and onto the seat of the truck.”
That gun, according to the release, was reported stolen in a residential robbery that dates back to August.
Miles was brought into custody around 1 a.m. today, Nov. 9.
The investigation continues.