Suspect escapes custody, caught in Tewksbury
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A robbery suspect is back in custody after escaping from a police cruiser on Monday, but it wasn’t the intense manhunt that led to his arrest.
Jonathan Miller, 29, and Amanda Miller, 22, were suspected of robbing a Tewksbury home on Monday. Police put Jonathan Miller in the back of a cruiser, but didn’t close the door and he managed to escape.
Police said the suspect ran into a home to hide.
“I consider myself lucky. He could have been un-handcuffed or he could have had a knife. Who knows, he could have head-butted me…Fortunately for me, things turned out right,” said Robert Marcin, a homeowner.
Marcin said he found Jonathan Miller hiding in his laundry room.
“I just grabbed him, and he said, ‘please don’t hurt me,’ and I said, ‘what are you doing?’ and I put two and two together,” said Marcin. “He says, ‘they’re out there waiting for me,’ I says, ‘well, that’s where you’re going. You’re going right outside.’”
Marcin noticed officers and K-9 units in his neighborhood and said he had a feeling they were searching for someone. He looked through his home and eventually found the suspect.
“He said, ‘please don’t hurt me, please don’t bring me outside,’” said Marcin.
Jonathan and Amanda Miller are being held without bail. They are expected to be arraigned on Tuesday afternoon in Lowell District Court.
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