RUMFORD – A Rumford man arrested Friday and accused of domestic violence against his wife, was arrested again Tuesday on a charge of illegally entering her home. His wife was arrested and charged with trying to hide him from police.

At 5:29 p.m. Tuesday, Jason Miller, 22, of 12 Frost Drive, was charged with violating conditions of release. He was taken to Oxford County Jail in Paris to await arraignment within 48 hours.

Miller’s wife, Lishana Miller, 33, of the same address, was charged at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday with hindering apprehension and obstructing government administration. She was released on either $500 cash bail or $5,000 worth of real estate and will be arraigned March 5 in Rumford District Court.

At 1:55 p.m. Friday, police charged Jason Miller with assault, obstructing the report of a crime or injury, and operating after suspension. He was released on $400 unsecured bail and will be arraigned March 4.

His conditions of release on Friday stipulated that he was to stay away from his wife and their mobile home, Detective Mark Cayer said Tuesday afternoon.

Police said they learned that he violated that after a Department of Health and Human Services worker doing follow-up work from Friday’s incident called the Miller home and Jason Miller answered. Additionally, another witness reported seeing Miller enter the trailer.

After unsuccessful attempts to get Jason Miller to leave the trailer, Rumford police sought and got a search warrant, then entered to find him, Cayer said.

“Once officers entered the trailer, he was found buried under a mound of clothes in the closet,” Cayer said. “He then became uncooperative. It got to be pretty intense. A Taser was an option, but in such a small room, we were concerned about penetration of the face, so it wasn’t used.”

After subduing and arresting Jason Miller, Cayer said Lishana Miller, who had been warned to remain outside the trailer while the search warrant was executed, re-entered the trailer and was arrested.


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