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Miller gets more time
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A man convicted of burglarizing downtown businesses in a crime spree in September of 2017 has been sentenced to more jail time.

Corey Miller, 26, of East Green Hill Road, was ordered to serve 180 days by Judge Bill Locke on Tuesday for aggravated criminal trespass, domestic assault, and violating an order of protection.

Miller entered pleas for an incident which took place Feb. 22 when he forced his way into a female’s apartment. The female had an order of protection against him.

“The victim stated to officers that Corey Miller forced his way in to the apartment by pushing the door open as she was attempting to hold it shut,” the arrest warrant reads. “The victim stated she was told by Corey Miller that she better not say anything when officers arrived.”

However, the victim admitted to officers she was scared of Miller and he was arrested.

Miller was given a four-year sentence for forcing his way into a number of downtown businesses in September 2017. He was charged with stealing items from Home Town Realty and trashing the place. The office was ransacked and a fire extinguisher was discharged inside, leaving a film on furniture, desks, walls and carpet.

Around that same time, the Chamber of Commerce, Magness Library, Pioneer Playpit and the Farmers Market concession stand were also burglarized. Small amounts of cash and miscellaneous items were taken.

A door lock was drilled out to gain access to Pioneer Playpit. Some petty cash was stolen, but several big-screen TVs were left untouched.