The hunt for 23-year-old Justin Alexander Miller began Feb. 27 in Florence Township, N.J. When a cop stopped Miller and realized he gave him a false ID, Miller shoved the police officer and bolted, cops said.
Miller spotted an unlocked car in a nearby driveway. The keys were in the ignition and the engine was running, and Miller took the car and drove off. The people who owned the car left the engine running to warm it up, the Pocono Record reported.
Working with the U.S. Marshals and Pennsylvania authorities, New York State Police tracked Miller to a fishing cabin off Oakland Valley Road in Deerpark, which borders the Neversink River. Cops said the cabin was the second of two private buildings Miller broke into in Deerpark over a four-day span while he was hiding out.
Miller was charged with two counts of felony burglary. He was arraigned in Greenville court and sent to Orange County Jail without bail. He faces extradition to New Jersey, where he faces a charge of aggravated assault of a police officer, a felony. Miller is also wanted on an assault charge out of Pennsylvania. It was not immediately clear if Miller had retained a lawyer.