Armed Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

Andre L. Miles was arrested early this morning in connection with a September armed home invasion.

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.

David Carrington November 10, 2012 at 03:19 AM
These days, I see home invasion stories in the news way too often. Usually intruders just kick-in the door. In my opinion, the most effective and least expensive thing you can do to protect yourself is to add good door security hardware to your doors to make them as secure as possible. You can get what's called a Door Security Pro ( http://www.DoorSecurityPro.com ) which will stop door kick-ins. It's a long, thick metal plate that reinforces wooden door frames which is what usually breaks when someone kicks in a door.
superbadd June 11, 2013 at 01:02 AM
free my nigga andre miles THEY LIED EVERYTHING IN THE PAPER IS A LIE


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