Jerad Miller, one member of the husband-wife duo who viciously executed two Las Vegas police officers in a Cici’s Pizza before heading across the street to murder another innocent victim, was stopped by police at a checkpoint as he and his wife Amanda entered the state. Police confiscated Miller’s driver’s license, which had been suspended in Indiana.
Shortly after, the Southern Nevada Joint Terrorism Task Force was alerted that Jerad Miller had told someone at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles that he would shoot anyone who tried to arrest him for driving on a suspended license, according to Assistant Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill.
The task force sent detectives to interview Miller, but he denied making a threat to shoot anyone. “At that point, our detectives made a determination that probable cause for an arrest did not exist at that time,” McMahill said.
The Millers, devout supporters of welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy, were well-known around their neighborhood for their racist and anti-government rants, handing out white supremacist literature, and their pride in their participation in the “Battle of Bunkerville,” in which a large number of armed militia members and other violent and unstable individuals threatened an armed revolt if the Bureau of Land Management acted on a court order requiring Bundy’s cattle to be removed from the public land, on which he was illegally grazing them.
After murdering two police officers, the couple draped “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden flags over the bodies, along with a note that said the revolution is coming, pinned to one of the officers’ bodies. The couple stripped the officers’ weapons and ammunition, and headed across the street to Walmart. There, they were engaged by a “Good guy with a gun” who — while heroic and full of good intentions — was unable to stop the bad guys.
Officers say that the confusion likely resulted from the security footage that shows Amanda pointing a gun at her husband before taking her own life.
The Bundy family, conveniently, claimed on Tuesday that the couple were at the ranch for a couple days but asked to leave because of Jerad’s “aggressive nature and volatility.”
Previously, Carol Bundy said that the couple was not at the ranch, and that there have never been any concerns.
“I have not seen or heard anything from the militia and others who have came to our ranch that would, in any way, make me think they had an intent to kill or harm anyone,” she said on Monday. What a difference a day makes!