Sources tell Central Coast News that Jacob Miller, the son of Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon.
Officers searched Jacob Miller's home, which is on the same property as the sheriff's home, and seized stolen property, sources told Central Coast News.
According to the California State Park's Department, there have been a series of break-ins at the Asilomar Event and Conference Center, which is on state parks property. Officials said about 10 smartphones and tablets were stolen.
Investigators with the State Parks Department said they developed leads that Jacob Miller was the suspect in this case. Probation officers were able to search Jacob Miller's home, where they said they found the stolen electronics.
Sheriff Miller said he was not home at the time of the search and had no prior knowledge that this was going to happen. Sheriff Miller told Central Coast News reporter Ricardo Navarro that he was at his office in Salinas when his son was taken into custody around 11 a.m.
Jacob Miller was taken to the Monterey County Jail, but will be transferred to a different county for his safety. Sheriff Miller said that this is standard practice.
This is not the first time that Jacob Miller has been in trouble with the law. He was arrested in 2011 on drug charges.
Timeline of Events
Jacob Miller was arrested on drug charges in June of 2011. He was arrested by the Monterey County Narcotics Task Force for possession of meth for sale. The arrest followed a month-long investigation into the 25-year-old's drug involvement. The Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant on Miller's apartment which is attached to his father's home.
- June 28, 2011- Jacob Miller gets transferred to another county jail for his safety.
- June 30, 2011- Sheriff's Son Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charges, Released From Jail
- July 1, 2011 Attorneys File Restraining order Against Sheriff, Undersheriff Over Son's Arrest
- July 6, 2011- Monterey Sheriff Asks Department of Justice to Step
- October 25, 2011 - Attorneys Deny Plea Deal Scheduled for Sheriff's Son
- February 23, 2012 - Sheriff's Son Sentenced to 90 Days, May Not Have to Serve Time in Jail
- March 23, 2012 - Monterey County Sheriff's Son Re-Arrested for Not Passing Drug Test
- January 21, 2014 - Jacob Miller taken into custody, offices seize stolen property at his house.