September 08, 2017  |  04:46 pm

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s K-9 Lex assisted in the apprehension of a suspect Thursday morning (September 7) at a residence in the Bush area. 

STPSO deputies were at the residence in reference to an unrelated incident when they observed a Honda 600XR dirt bike on the property. Deputies recognized the dirt bike as stolen from a “BOLO” (be on the lookout) which was issued by St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office detectives and distributed to STPSO enforcement officers the day before in attempt to locate the bike. 

The dirt bike had been reported stolen from the backyard of a Covington residence sometime between the evening of August 31 and the early morning of September 1. Several days before the dirt bike was stolen, an older model silver SUV was observed driving slowly past the victim’s house. The two males in the vehicle were looking in the direction of the back yard, where the dirt bike was visible from the street.

After the stolen dirt bike was spotted on the property by deputies, the area was searched and the suspect, Christopher Miller (DOB 1/22/1987; 83194 Holiday Road, Folsom), was located and apprehended with the assistance of K-9 Lex. Miller was found hiding in the residence in a hall bathroom under a large pile of debris. 

Christopher Miller was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: 
14:67.26 C(3) – Theft of a Motor Vehicle $1,000.00 - $5,000.00 (Felony)
14:108 – Resisting an Officer (Misdemeanor)
14:67.B.4 Theft Under $1,000 (Misdemeanor)