Marianna man C.B. Miller Jr. has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The circumstances leading to the charge were narrated in a complaint filed by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
On March 28, a deputy was dispatched to meet with Miller regarding his allegation that two men had taken his driver’s license while he was hunting in an area along Old U.S. Road.
“Miller told me that he went hunting for a turkey a few miles north of his home. After shooting at and missing a turkey,” the report states, “two men with rifles approached him. One identified himself as a retired deputy sheriff and at gunpoint ordered him (Miller) to give him his identification, stating that he was hunting on private property,” the complaint continued.
“After giving the man his Florida D/L, he was told to drive down the road and wait on them. Miller was not sure about the two men so he drove home and called the sheriff’s office,” it stated. “At my request, Miller got the shotgun … from inside his home and gave it to me.”
The deputy reported in his complaint that he then spoke with retired Sumter County Deputy Sheriff Capt. Lonnie Evans Jr. and with retired Idaho Fish and Game officer Doyle Reynolds at the land owner’s home on Old U.S. Road. “Both informed me that Miller had used a...pump action shotgun to shoot at and miss two turkeys on private property belonging to … a friend who had allowed them to hunt on the … land,” the complaint stated. “They ordered Miler to give them his identification and told him to drive to the end of the road and wait for them. Miller drove away and they still had his Florida D/L, and gave it to me,” the complaint continued. “I then returned to Miller’s home and returned his D/L. A...check showed Miller was a convicted felon and has a non-expiring injunction for protection against him issued out of Gadsden County, FL,” with the complaint also noting a condition prohibiting him from possession and/or purchasing a firearm or other weapons.