UPDATE: James Miller of TBI’s Top 10 taken into custody

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation took James Miller into custody Saturday night.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the agency’s “Top 10” Most Wanted list.

Officials just added 30-year-old James Bryan Miller of Hixson to the “Top 10.”

Miller is wanted by the TBI and Chattanooga Police Department to face charges including Aggravated Assault against Police and Reckless Endangerment in connection to an extended vehicle chase on August 1st.

Miller should be considered dangerous and an escape risk.

Miller stands six feet tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds.

He has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Miller’s whereabouts, or the whereabouts about anyone else on the “Top 10” list should contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Police believe Miller led them on a dangerous chase on Monday on I 75.

According to police, Miller took off after being questioned about a stolen vehicle.

He traveled north in the southbound lanes and caused a multi-vehicle crash.

Miller eventually wrecked his vehicle near Cracker Barrel in Ooltewah, and then ran into the woods.

A Chattanooga police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries when a semi rear-ended his vehicle during the pursuit.

Three Chattanooga police officers are on mandatory administrative leave after firing at Miller.

This certainly isn’t the first time that law enforcement has been searching for him.

Officials say he was in a car that ran from police in 2012, that crashed in Ft. Oglethorpe.

And he was briefly a suspect in a double shooting in the Ooltewah area in 2008.

It happened at a home on Pattentown Road.

Investigators say Miller shot a pair of teenagers who were breaking into a house where he was staying.

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