Car prowl leads to law enforcement vehicles getting rammed

The defendant is facing charges of Assault in the Third Degree, among others.

An arraignment hearing will take place on April 6 at 8:30 a.m. for Kenneth Leroy Miller, who is accused of Assault in the Third Degree, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Malicious Mischief in the Second Degree.

The state has requested bail to be set at $100,000, as was set at the defendant’s First Appearance hearing, due to the likelihood of committing additional violent offenses. The state also requests Miller have no contact with the owner of the stolen vehicle, and law enforcement officers Arthur Hyatt, Andrew Farley, Jordan Kriskovic, and Chris Wyzykowski while not on duty.

According to charging documents, on March 21, 2022, Miller intentionally assaulted four law enforcement officers while they were performing official duties. Furthermore, the documents state that the defendant knowingly received, retained, possessed, concealed, and disposed of a stolen motor vehicle, and that Miller “did knowingly and maliciously create a substantial risk of interruption and impairment of service rendered to the public by physically damaging and tampering with an emergency vehicle.”

At approximately 3:27 a.m. on March 21, Sammamish deputies were dispatched about a vehicle prowl in which Miller was the suspect. Rather than stopping, the charging documents state that Miller attempted to flee the scene by intentionally ramming into patrol vehicles that were behind him.

According to the charging documents, the defendant then pulled forward, drove up onto a curb, and tried to ram a gate. During this process, other deputies standing outside their vehicles were forced to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

The defendant made his way around the gate and abandoned the stolen vehicle shortly after. Charging documents state the defendant was trying to hide by climbing onto a roof, but he was arrested.

Miller’s criminal history includes convictions for Assault In The Fourth Degree (2019), Obstruction (2018), Resisting Arrest (2017), Harassment (2008), Assault In The Fourth Degree Domestic Violence (2016), Hit and Run (2004), and Taking Vehicle Without Permission (2004).