A parole officer was assaulted by a New Haven woman Thursday night after police arrested her son on drugs and weapons charges.
According to police, William Earl Miller Jr., who is goes by the street name "Lil' Op," offered to give a man he met in prison a ride on his bicycle. When they arrived on Thompson Street just before 6 p.m., Miller, 20, pulled a handgun on the man and allegedly robbed him of cash, a cell phone and a silver chain with a cross medallion, police said. Miller fled the scene on his bicycle.
Police officers called Miller's parole officer about the incident who informed them that he had violated his parole after he allegedly missed anger management classes and his curfew.
When police arrived at Miller's home on Division Street, police told him that he was under arrest and handcuffed him. Miller called out to his mother, Tabatha Evans, 37, who he kissed and whispered something to her.
Officers did not hear what Miller said and asked him to repeat the statement. According to police, he said, "Where is it?"
Police searched Miller and found 11 bags of marijuana on him. While searching Miller, he got loose from police and while still handcuffed, he ran away from the officers. He was tackled by police at the intersection of Dixwell Avenue and Ford Street.
Evans was removed from the apartment by police, however she tried to get back into the unit, police said. The officers said she could not be in the apartment while it was searched.
Miller's mother demanded to see a search warrant and when she was denied, Evans hit the parole officer, police said.
Evans was arrested and charged with assault of a public safety person and disorderly conduct.
While searching the apartment, police found the silver Durango .22 caliber revolver that was allegedly used in the armed robbery earlier in the evening.
Miller, who is a convicted felon, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, escape from custody, interfering with Police and the commission of four drug crimes.
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