Escaped inmate in Vernon Parish captured

The following is a Press Release from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office:

Sheriff Sam Craft reports the capture of escaped inmate, Christopher Brent Miller. The escapee was apprehended on Friday December 2nd, 2011 just after 6:00 A.M.

The apprehension of Miller was executed after a resident that lived in the V.F.W. / Hwy. 1211 Leesville area discovered Miller in a camper trailer which was located behind his residence. The Resident contacted the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office dispatcher, who immediately dispatched deputies and detectives, who were in the surrounding area searching for the inmate.

Upon responding to the location, Deputies saw the subject fleeing from the trailer and pursued the subject on foot and was able to capture Miller after a short chase.

Since the escape, Christopher Miller is believed to have been involved in burglaries and thefts from at least two different vehicles, in the Hwy. 1211 V.F.W. area and the burglary of a residence in the city of Leesville.

Sheriff Craft extends his thanks, for the assistance from the Louisiana State Police, Louisiana State Wild Life and Fisheries, Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office, The Leesville City Police, and a special thanks to Phelps Correctional Facility Chase Team and the Vernon Correctional Facility Chase Team for their outstanding effort in tracking Miller.

Sheriff Craft also wishes to express his appreciation to the residents that live in the Hwy.1211, V.F.W, Jackson Chapel Church Area, for their patience, cooperation, and their vigilance while the search for Miller was being conducted.