Sheriff’s office looking for escaped trustee

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 31, 2003

VIDALIA, La. &045; Sheriff’s officials are looking for a trustee with an &uot;unblemished record&uot; who apparently walked away from the Concordia Parish Correctional Facility Monday morning.

Stephen Miller, 30, is described as a white male with close-cropped hair and hazel eyes. He is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has a dark brown mustache, is missing his four top front teeth and has a tattoo on his left arm of the initials &uot;N.W.A.L.L.&uot; He also has additional tattoos up and down both arms.

Sheriff Randy Maxwell emphasized that Miller, who was incarcerated on simple burglary and worked as a trustee for about two years, is considered a nonviolent criminal.

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&uot;He’s been an excellent trustee with an unblemished record,&uot; said Maxwell, who believes family problems caused Miller to walk away. &uot;This is a man who would have been getting out of prison in December. He had already turned down his parole and opted to finish out his sentence.&uot;

Maxwell said Miller is probably trying to return to his hometown of McNeill, Miss., to resolve family problems.

Miller had been missing about 15 minutes when his disappearance was discovered, Maxwell said. He was supposed to be checking on a hot water heater in a mechanical room behind the correctional facility.

Anyone seeing a man fitting his description is asked to contact the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office immediately at (318) 757-3162, (318) 336-5280 or (318) 386-2200.