Burglary suspect arrested while checking in with probation officer

VAN WERT — The Van Wert Police Department today apprehended a suspect wanted in a May 9th, 2022, burglary.

Two victims were present at a home on the 300 block of S. Tyler St. on May 9th, and one had to be taken to the hospital for treatment after allegedly being brutally beaten with a gun.

Following the incident, Van Wert Prosecutor Eva Yarger had arrest warrants issued for Jonathan M. Miller, 19, for six felony counts, including aggravated burglary, kidnapping, felonious assault and theft.

On Thursday afternoon, Van Wert police officers visiting the Van Wert County Common Pleas Court recognized Miller checking in with his probation officer, at which point Miller was taken into custody at the Van Wert County Jail.