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Federal Fugitive Arraigned on Escape and Drug Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, federal fugitive BRYAN SCOTT MILLER, 36, from Oklahoma City, was arraigned on two grand jury indictments charging him with drug and escape offenses, announced United States Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On January 6, 2022, Miller was indicted by a federal grand jury with one count of Possession of Cocaine Base with Intent to Distribute and one count of Possession of Cocaine HCL with Intent to Distribute, both in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1).  These charges stemmed from Miller’s October 12, 2021, arrest by Oklahoma City Police Department Officers and U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Squad members for violations of the terms of his previously imposed federal term of supervised release. 

As a result of his prior supervised release violations, on November 4, 2021, the Honorable Judge Joe Heaton sentenced Miller to 24 months custody in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).  Miller was thereafter designated at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution to serve his sentence.  It is alleged that on February 14, 2022, Miller escaped from BOP custody.   On March 1, 2022, a federal grand jury returned a second indictment charging him with Escape From Custody, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 751(a).

Miller remained a federal fugitive until he was apprehended in Oklahoma City on March 12, 2022, by Oklahoma City Police Officers and Special Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Miller was arraigned today before Magistrate Judge Gary Purcell.  Judge Purcell ordered that Miller be detained pending trial.

If found guilty, Miller faces a maximum potential penalty of up to forty years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $5,000,000 fine as to his charge of Possession of Cocaine Base with Intent to Distribute; up to twenty years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine as to his Possession of Cocaine HCl with Intent to Distribute charge; and up to five years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine on the Escape from Custody charge.  This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI’s Oklahoma City Field Office, the Oklahoma City Police Department, and the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsie A. Pratt is prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that these charges are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Reference is made to public filings for more information.

Updated March 15, 2022