August 30, 3012
SANTA FE, TX – A 38-year old Santa Fe man, described as a habitual thief, has been arrested in Houston by Galveston County Constable Deputies, State Troopers and a Special Ranger with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
Jason Todd Miller, was arrested Wednesday after he was tracked from Santa Fe to a Houston warehouse where police say he was hiding. Miller was wanted on a string of warrants from several Texas counties, but officers were armed with a warrant from Lufkin, Texas charging him with Livestock Theft when they cornered him in Houston.
Special Ranger Larry Hand said Miller purchased a registered horse at an auction in Angelina County and paid for it with a $4500.00 worthless check. He used a worthless credit card to purchase a saddle and tack from another person. Charges were filed in each case.
When Hand learned Miller was from the Galveston County area, he called on Constable Jerry Fisher of League City for assistance in tracking him down. The assignment was given to Deputy Ross McCammon who elicited help from State Trooper Adrian Garza. The two lawmen learned of Miller’s Santa Fe connection which led them to the warehouse in Houston. Miller has also had addresses in La Marque and Dickinson with family ties to Santa Fe.
In addition to the livestock theft charge, Miller is also wanted for Larceny in Houston County (Crockett, Texas), Felony Theft in Matagorda County (Bay City) and Larceny in Orange County. Lufkin Police detective John Petty said his department holds a warrant for Miller for Credit Card Abuse connected to the saddle and tack purchase.
During the period when these crimes were being committed, Miller was on probation in Galveston County under the supervision of Adult Probation Officer Vanessa Roseman. Contacted by The Police News Roseman said Miller has not reported in, as required, for several months. It is expected she will filed a motion with the court to revoke his probation, sending him to state prison.