Miller back behind bars
Adrian Miller is back in jail.
The 26-year-old Thompson Rivers University student-senator was taken in to custody on Thursday, May 3, at the Kamloops Law Courts on allegations he breached the terms of his conditional sentence order — imposed less than three weeks ago.
Miller, who was also elected to TRU's board of governors after student elections in December, is alleged to have breached the curfew condition of his house-arrest sentence on May 1.
On April 13, Miller was handed a 125-day house arrest sentence after pleading guilty to all of his outstanding charges — a string of counts including theft, possession of stolen property, fraud, mischief and breach.
Miller had been on probation stemming from a mischief conviction last spring in Prince George. In that instance, he trashed an apartment he was living in while in the process of being evicted.
In Kamloops, Miller breached the conditions of that probation order a number of times.
He also racked up new substantive charges, first in February when he stole jewelry and electronics from his landlords before pawning much of the loot for cash.
Miller tried to pin the thefts on a fictitious burglar and was charged with mischief for reporting a false crime.
In March, Miller was charged with fraud after returning for cash items he hadn't purchased at the Real Canadian Superstore in Sahali.
Miller had been in custody for a month before pleading guilty and receiving his house-arrest sentence.
In addition to his elected positions at TRU, Miller unsuccessfully sought a seat on the Kamloops-Thompson school district's board of education last fall. He also has an ongoing lawsuit against TRU, claiming the school has been negligent in its dealings with him as a student.
Miller is due back in court on Monday, May 7, to set a date for a hearing, at which it is expected a judge will decide whether Miller is guilty of breaching his conditional-sentence order.
If a judge finds him guilty, Miller could have his house arrest revoked and serve out the sentence behind bars.