The school bus hijacked in Arkansas was apparently taken over by a man suffering from drug problems.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, 11 elementary school students and a bus driver were taken hostage when a man boarded the bus and took the wheel.
The hijacker has been identified as Nicholas John Miller, a 22-year-old man from Jacksonville, Arkansas. Mr. Miller has quite a rap sheet. His previous charges include threatening harm following a domestic dispute, suspicion of breaking and entering a vehicle, and stealing a shotgun and money. He was sentenced in September to 24 months of probation.
Further details have been revealed about the school bus hijacked in Arkansas. Mr. Miller was listed as a warehouse worker for a supply company. According to a police report, a woman told police Miller was high on methamphetamine and that he had assaulted and threatened to kill her if she took his son away. Miller told authorities that people were after him and that he needed to take the bus to save his life. He said he had no plans to hurt any of the children.
Shortly after his sentencing in September, Miller was pulled over for having tags displayed incorrectly on the license plate of the car he was driving. After discovering Mr. Miller had a warrant out for his arrest, a K-9 Unit was requested to conduct a sweep of the vehicle. The sweep revealed a syringe with residue on it in the center console. Miller was arrested on the warrant and for possession of drug paraphernalia.
All this is thought to have lead to yesterday’s incident in the desperate culmination of a series of illegal acts. According to Jacksonville spokeswoman April Kiser, Miller pulled over only after seeing police spike strips on the road.
What do you think of Mr. Miller: desperate man or hardened criminal?