NWGA Scanner | March 15th, 2022

Convicted felon breaks into ex-girlfriend’s house and assaults her with stolen handgun during violent domestic in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on March 4th, 2022, at approximately 11:47 PM, Deputy Carmichael was dispatched to Tulip Lane for a domestic violence call, where a male later identified as Edward Deshawn Miller, 39, of Ringgold, kicked in a door of his ex-girlfriend’s house. According to the report, Deputy Carmichael arrived and observed a black male walking behind a black female with what appeared to be a small handgun in his left pocket. According to the report, “Deputy Carmichael drew his agency-issued firearm and ordered Mr. Miller on the ground, Mr. Miller kept moving to the left behind a vehicle to conceal himself, Deputy Carmichael again ordered Mr. Miller on the ground to which he failed to comply, the female victim yelled “he has a gun,” as she pulled away from Mr. Miller. After ordering Mr. Miller a third time to put his hands up and get on the ground, he began to walk back toward the residence, eventually breaking into a run, Mr. Miller made it inside the residence and closed the door.” More Catoosa County Deputies and Fort Oglethorpe Officers arrived on the scene and surrounded the residence. Miller eventually exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident. While securing the residence, the deputy observed the front door had been kicked in, and the door frame was broken. Debris was all over the floor. According to the report, The victim stated Miller had seen her in public earlier with another male and became extremely jealous. The victim continued to state that Miller called her, threatening to kill both her and the male she was with. She stated Miller showed up to her house, beating on the door, and repeatedly called her. According to the report, “After a couple of minutes of banging on the door, Miller kicked in the door and made entry with a handgun in his hand. The victim stated he met her in the inner hallway, pointed the gun at her and grabbed her by the throat, and told her to “get a coat, we’re gonna go get this other dude.” Mr. Miller then walked her out of her residence against her will with the firearm pressed against her back.” The victim’s sister who called 911 and was also inside the residence stated the same thing. She stated she heard the victim screaming for help and heard Miller “rack a gun” while threatening the victim. The firearm was located by deputies in the rear tank of her toilet. According to the report, “Lt. Lawson had the communications center run the serial number, they advised the handgun was confirmed stolen out of Manchester, Tennessee. The communications center also ran a criminal history of Mr. Miller and advised he was a convicted felon.” Miller was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, charged with kidnapping-adult, home invasion 1st degree, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony theft by receiving stolen property, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, obstruction of officers, and was placed on hold for another agency. According to the online records, Miller, who is a convicted felon, has a very lengthy history of violence.