AVA, Missouri- On December 2, 2018, the Ava Police Department contacted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to alert them that they were actively looking for an individual in a home invasion that included a hatchet.

Later in the day, Deputy Harley responded to a car jacking victim in the Squires area. After speaking to the victim, it was determined that David Miller age 27, of Squires, was involved in both incidents. After speaking to the victim, Deputy Harley then responded to a call involving a male who had dumped a car and taken off into the woods.

Upon arriving, the dumped car fit the description of the car that was taken in the Squires area, the area was searched with nothing or anyone located.

On Monday morning, December 3, Sergeant Johnson responded to a residence outside of town where a male was asleep on their back porch. At the time, Miller was taken into custody. Methamphetamine was located on his person according to the report. His charges include Tampering with Motor Vehicle Felony D, Stealing Motor Vehicle Felony D, Assault 3rd Degree Felony E, with Bond being set at $10,000 cash. Possession of Controlled Substance Felony D, Bond has been set at 10,000 10% cash or surety. Miller also has charges out of Ava.