|Miller will join brother in jail for burglary|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 10 April 2013 09:36|
Ryan Miller, 26, of Port Clinton, will join his brother, Cody Miller, in the custody of the Ohio Department of Corrections for his role in their burglary of a Bowling Green convenience store and gas station.
Judge Robert Pollex ordered a four-year prison sentence for Ryan Miller on Tuesday morning, concurring with the agreed upon sentence set forth by the attorneys.
The defendant pleaded guilty to an aggravated robbery charge in February, a first-degree felony. He could have been ordered to serve up to 11 years.
The brothers were involved in a December 2011 robbery of the Gas Express on South Main Street.
A false 911 call was made prior to the robbery to divert police away from the scene.
The younger Cody Miller last year was ordered to four years for this incident and an additional three years in a separate case.
Ryan Miller's attorney, Hamilton Noll, said that Cody was the one who made the 911 call and brandished the BB gun which the clerk did not know was not a real firearm.
Gwen Howe-Gebers, an assistant county prosecutor, said, "The defendant is his own person. He could have refused to participate."
Pollex indicated he would possibly entertain a motion for judicial release, but was not certain the exact timing on such a possibility.
When given his chance to speak, the defendant said, "I'm sorry for what I put her (the store clerk) through. I want to come out (of prison) a better person."
Miller will be subject to five years post release control sanctions upon his release.
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