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Van Zandt Co. Sheriff's Deputies arrest wanted Canton man

VAN ZANDT CO., August 23, 2013--Van Zandt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 28 year old John Michael Miller Jr., of Canton, just after 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, at Interstate 20 and State Highway 64. Miller was wanted on a Van Zandt County Sheriff’s warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon after Miller allegedly fired several rounds from a 9mm handgun at a Canton man in the 13000 block of Highway 64, on the evening of August 20, near Canton.

At the time of Miller’s arrest, deputies recovered a quantity of methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia in addition to ballistic body armor, illegal weapons, criminal instruments, and suspected stolen property.

Miller was taken to the Van Zandt County jail where he remains under a $50,000 bond.

The incident is still under investigation and the Sheriff’s Office anticipates the filing of additional charges.


An arrest does not mean that the individual or individuals have been convicted of the alleged violation, unless otherwise noted. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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