Sturgeon Bay Man Facing Numerous Charges After Attacking and Injuring Family in Their Residence

A Sturgeon Bay man caused numerous injuries to others during a burglary attempt on Georgia Street the afternoon of Monday April 25th. Shortly before 2:30 pm, police responded to a call where 2 men were fighting in the front yard of a residence while another emergency call came in from a female inside the residence who was attacked inside by an unknown man with a hedge trimmer. The burglar, 30 year-old Jacob Miller of Sturgeon Bay, caused significant injuries to the woman’s head while two 5 year-old children witnessed the attack. He then struck one child with his hand causing injury before both children escaped to a different room where they effectively barricaded themselves in until police officers assured their safety. From the backyard, the injured woman’s grandfather heard the altercation inside the residence and ran in. Miller then started attacking the grandfather and that battle ended out in the front yard. Miller, who had no apparent injuries, was located by police and taken into custody. The investigation revealed that the he first attempted to break into a neighboring house, breaking several windows, looking for car keys in order to leave town. Without permission, he then entered the woman’s home with the hedge trimmer and attacked her and the child. The woman, her grandfather, and the 5 year-old child were brought to the hospital, treated, and have since been released. At this time, Miller is facing charges of attempted 1st degree intentional homicide, armed robbery with use of force, attempted burglary, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, felony intimidation of a victim, physical abuse of a child (intentionally causing bodily harm which creates a high probability of great bodily harm), criminal damage to property, burglary of a building or dwelling, and felony bail jumping. At the time of the incident Miller was already out on a felony bond, and the online court records show he is a repeat offender for every one of these charges. Currently, he remains in custody and his cash bond has been set at $250,000.

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