LAFAYETTE, Ind. (June 9, 2014)—The couple accused of going on a shooting rampage in Las Vegas Sunday reportedly lived in Indiana before moving to Nevada.
Jerad and Amanda Miller are accused of opening fire inside a pizza restaurant around 11:20 a.m., killing two officers who were having lunch.
The officers were identified as Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31.
The suspects took the officers’ guns and ammunition, Assistant Sheriff Kevin MacMahill told reporters. They “made a statement — something to the effect of, ‘This is a revolution.’ ”
Police said the Millers then ran to a nearby Walmart and killed a shopper, identified as Joseph Wilcox, at the store’s entrance.
FOX59 obtained a criminal report on Jerad Miller, whose most recent arrest in Indiana was on July 22, 2013 for a house arrest violation. Miller had also been arrested several other times in Indiana, dating back to 2007 on a variety of charges, including criminal recklessness, pointing a firearm, intimidation, possession of marijuana, felony battery and strangulation/battery.
Nevada police believe the suspects had ideology along the lines of militia and white supremacists. Jerad Miller planted a swastika and a “Don’t tread on me” flag on the body of a police officer. He also said several times, “the revolution is starting.”
Neighbors say Jerad was weird but are shocked to hear what happened. They said he was paranoid about the government and police. He once showed a neighbor his gun collection. They said Amanda was quiet and very nice.
On Facebook, Jerad’s last post was on June 7: “The dawn of a new day. May all of our coming sacrifices be worth it.”
Photo: Previous mug shot of Jerad Miller