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Detectives recapture Utah inmate who removed ankle monitor to leave supervised release

Posted at 10:48 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 12:48:45-04

UTAH COUNTY — An inmate who removed his GPS ankle monitor and fled from supervised release last week was recaptured in Salt Lake County.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office states Ryan Thomas Miller was picked up by detectives during a traffic stop Saturday. The man had fled from supervised release last week. 

The press release states detectives had determined Miller was at a home in Salt Lake County, and they stopped a vehicle leaving that home after spotting Miller in the back seat.

The man had heroin and methamphetamine in his possession, the release states, and there were six different warrants out for his arrest.

The release states Miller has an extensive criminal history with several convictions for drug possession and others for burglary, theft, forgery, and more.

“As with others struggling with addiction, many of Miller’s crimes are committed to support his addiction,” the release states. “He, like many others, needs treatment.  But he also, like many others, needs at least some incarceration to protect society from him until he becomes committed to recovery.”