Home Burglary Suspect Arrested After Attacking Woman While She Slept In Her Bed
By Space Coast Daily // October 10, 2018
Marcus Miller, 33, charged with burglary, attempted burglary, and battery
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A home burglary suspect wanted in connection with two Monday morning burglary incidents is now in police custody after Rockledge Police recognized him from a local bulletin.
Police identified the suspect as 33-year-old Marcus Miller who has been charged with burglary, attempted burglary, and battery.
In one case, the suspect attacked a woman who was asleep in her bedroom and struck her in the head with a vase. Police say she was not seriously injured.
According to the investigation, at 1:10 a.m., dispatchers received a 911 call from a woman residing on Jackson Street who said someone broke into her home while she was sleeping.
The woman told officers she was asleep in her bed when someone entered her room and struck her in the head with a vase.
The victim reported the suspect then he fled her home.
At 2:40 a.m. another female called 9-1-1 to report someone was ringing her door bell and she was afraid someone was trying to break in to her home on South Carolina St.
The victim told officers she could see the suspect on her home surveillance cameras.
Cocoa Police reviewed the surveillance video which shows the suspect removing a screen from a window before ringing the doorbell, and, eventually, left the house.
Bulletins with photos of the suspect were circulated to all local law enforcement agencies and posted on social media. A short time after the bulletin was released, detectives were contacted by Rockledge Police who advised they arrested a suspect earlier in the day Monday who matched the photos in the bulletin.
Detectives made contact with the suspect and were able to obtain enough evidence to arrest him for the burglary, battery and attempted burglary that occurred on Monday morning.
Miller is currently in the Brevard County Jail without bond.
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