A man charged Tuesday with attacking a Circle K clerk and attempting to sexually assault her was accused of a similar crime by Sanford police in June, The Rant has learned.
Jeffrey Lynn Miller Jr., 28, of Maple Avenue in Sanford faces charges of first degree kidnapping, attempted first degree forcible rape, assault inflicting serious injury and interfering with emergency communications after police said he walked into the Circle K at 809 Carthage St. around 4:39 a.m. on Tuesday and began attacking the clerk and attempting to sexually assault her. Miller was reportedly trying to drag the victim, who was hospitalized with severe head trauma, into the store’s office when officers arrived and arrested him.
Public records show Miller was also charged by Sanford police with second degree forcible sex offense on June 13. An arrest report is scarce on details, but indicates he was arrested at 139 N. Moore St. around 2:30 p.m. that day. He was jailed on $50,000 secured bond in connection with the June 13 charge.
The outcome of that case is unclear, but a person answering the phone at the Lee County Clerk of Court’s Office said there was no record on file in that office of Miller’s June 13 arrest, indicating it was possible the charge was dismissed and expunged.
Miller was jailed on $500,000 secured bond in connection with his Tuesday arrest. He remained in custody as of Thursday afternoon.
Ok, didn’t the article posted on Oct. 11 say he was under a $ 500,000 secured bond ,. Now it’s $ 250,000 ??
They seemed to have fixed the error bc it’s saying 500,000 now lol
And this thug will continue to do this until he is held accountable….. Lee county court system is an absolute joke. The court rooms are like a ridiculous family reunion between the lawyers and These worthless people….
Karma is a bitch .. And it will catch him one day
Who are THESE worthless people? Who were you talking about rapist? Or black people in general bc not all people who stepped in the court house are rapist and you are bunching “these people” into one category, so I ask who are these people? If it’s black which I think it is what you were going for especially since you left that open to more discussion unless you are slow and don’t really know what … means ina sentience or within a paragraph. I am thinking you should take up a little research there country bumpkin and you will see that most sexual assaults are by people you know or of your own race. Most rapists end up being in Caucasian family not African American, they are just arrested more often the us. And shot and cornered for no reason at all other than being intimidating and scary in their black skin and all. You make white people unlike yourself look bad and we tired of you Karen.
Kimberly wasn’t talking about race.. her statement was talking about the lawyers and the criminals. How the court system is a joke bc the criminals are never held accountable for their actions and just let’s them free.
I’m Latina and I don’t give a damn what race is, as long as they keep you in prison for the rest of his life. And you, Karen would not care what race is, if he broke into your house, best your head in and raped you or your daughter. That’s for one moment if you stop being an idiot and an anti-racist and thought like a human being, and thought these women are two daughters, two sisters of someone, possibly two mothers of children, regardless of what race they happen to be you moron, then you would start to care. You would certainly care if this monster came into your home, I assure you. And when I talk about those people, I’m talking about criminals I don’t give a damn what race they happen to be.
Agreed, let’s hope he doesn’t get out again & keep doing this , make him pay for this horrible crime !!
Does anyone know if the victim is “ok”? Meaning, over-simply— is she expected to fully recover from her PHYSICAL injuries? This is horrific. The sub-human was attempting to drag her into the back office, after beating her 21-year-old head in and sexually assaulting her. I can’t begin to imagine the damage *it* inflicted on this girl. Visible and not. I pray that she has people who love and help her.
Yes. I don’t know if she is okay mentally but she is okay enough to share her story on tic tok her @ is @bxchimacow and she seems to be pretty bad but getting better or as best as she can. She is why I came here and looked it up. I hear what everyone is saying but the truth be told this woman should not have been left alone on any Night Shift by herself and the fact that they didn’t have barriers set up for people at nights are scary. I actually live two blocks from a circle k and everyone who works the nights are left alone and 90% are women. It’s circle Ks duty to ensure safety at their businesses and in this case they failed her. The fact that the manager walked out with calling the cops on him for harassing her earlier in the day tells u these people don’t care at all as long as their store is open and they are covering the shift there should be a button to push at all places like this that could alert without suspicion. Long before she needed to pick up the phone she should have had a safe outlet to turn too. I say this ladies get u a strap GET YOU A STRAP.
I’m here because I saw the victim post something on tic tock. She is badly bruised, multiple stitches and pretty upset but she is feisty. A positive person in her other posts. I hope she recovers fully and the outside scars fade. And the inside ones don’t leave her permanently traumatized. The attacker, lost his father in 2020 and apparently his mind/ moral compass! Hopefully he is not allowed to repeat offend as he did… the justice system doesn’t seem to want to protect innocent people.
A slap on the wrist emboldens the criminal….case in point right here….shameful!!