Edgefield County pursuit lasts over 8 hours; suspect arrested

49-year-old Ronald J. Miller has been arrested for multiple charges
Published: Dec. 25, 2022 at 6:36 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 26, 2022 at 12:22 PM EST
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EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Edgefield County Sherriff’s Office have arrested a burglary suspect after a near 8 hour pursuit.

Just after 8 a.m. on Christmas morning, deputies got a call on a traffic stop near Martintown Road and Currytown Road in Edgefield County, according to Jody Rowland with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.

After the traffic stop requested the driver’s license, the suspect drove off.

They say a five to six-mile chase ensued, where the driver eventually ditched his car on Sweetwater Road and Sylvan Street.

A chase on foot then happened where the driver was identified on Short Cut Road and Coronet Drive as 49-year-old Ronald J. Miller.

That’s when officers say Miller pulled a 9-millimeter handgun on the officers while being pursued on foot.

According to Sheriff Rowland, Miller had previously standing warrants with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office for charges of two counts of burglary, grand larceny, and intent of damaging property.

Sheriff Rowland says the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was assisted with pinning Miller to one perimeter with the help of North Augusta Public Safety, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division with a helicopter.

Sheriff Rowland says Miller was eventually caught on a back porch in the perimeter of Coronet Drive around 4:30 p.m.

Miller is now being charged with failure to stop for a blue light, assault and battery with intent to kill, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, unlawful carry of a handgun, resisting arrest, and possession of meth with intent to distribute.