Omaha Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy and Assaulting Law Enforcement
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska
Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Jonathan Miller, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and assaulting law enforcement with a dangerous or deadly weapon. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Miller to serve 205 months’ imprisonment on both charges. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Miller will begin a five-year term of supervised release.
On October 6, 2021, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the metro fugitive task force were attempting to locate a person with a felony warrant. Officers received a tip that one of the warrant suspects was staying at an Omaha Super 8 Motel, driving a white Chevy Impala with In-transits. Officers located the vehicle in the hotel parking lot and set up surveillance.
As one female and two males exited the Super 8 motel and approached the Chevy Impala, officers drove an unmarked police vehicle toward the Impala. As the three parties began to enter the vehicle, an officer activated his vehicle’s emergency lights, identified himself as police, and asked to speak with the female. Miller, the driver of the vehicle, put the car in reverse, backed up towards law enforcement, striking the front of the occupied law enforcement vehicle with the back of the Impala. Miller then struck a second police vehicle that had arrived on scene before fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. In doing so, Miller also struck a privately owned vehicle and the motel.
Disregarding law enforcement commands to stop, Miller continued to flee before losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a fence at a nearby construction site. All three suspects then attempted to flee on foot before being apprehended. The Impala was impounded and found to contain a large amount of methamphetamine – half a pound – located in a bag on the floorboard of the vehicle, along with hypodermic needles and additional drug paraphernalia.
Miller’s two passengers remain under indictment and pending trial.
This case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Metro Fugitive Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration.
Updated September 2, 2022