DALE COUNTY, Ala (WDHN) — Dale County Judge Stanley Garner has denied bond for a man who admitted to escaping from the Houston County Jail and is accused of robbing a convenience store.

Chase Christian Miller, 25, is accused of walking into the Circle K in Midland City on the morning of February 6 and pulling a gun on the store clerk.

Midland City Police Chief Jimmy Singleton says Miller took an undisclosed amount of cash from the store and fled. Miller was arrested two days later in Dothan and was charged with receiving stolen property in the first degree.

During an Aniahs Law hearing held on Monday, Miller’s defense, led by Attorney David Harrison, asked that Miller be given an affordable bond due to the fact that before his arrest, he didn’t have a record other than a traffic violation. Harrison also says Miller has been cooperative since his arrest and has even taken responsibility for the robbery.

Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams requested Judge Garner set a high bond for Miller due to the violent nature of the robbery, the two high-speed chases that he was involved in, and his escape from the Houston County Jail, which occurred on March 25.

Last week, Miller admitted to the escape and pled guilty to receiving stolen property in the first degree and escape in the second degree. He received probation and was immediately transported to Dale County to face the charge of Robbery in the first degree with the use of a firearm, a class A Felony.

Judge Garner made the ruling late Tuesday night and stated Miller is a flight risk and has a high chance of not appearing at future court dates.

Harrison originally wanted Miller to be placed on house arrest or have an ankle monitor put on him.

Harrison says Miller could be looking at 20 years to life if found guilty.

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