Man on probation arrested for threatening to shoot store clerks

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dreshaud Jevontrelle Miller, 26, was arrested yesterday and charged with two counts of simple assault, property damage, drug possession, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a concealed firearm without a permit after allegedly threatening to shoot two store clerks at a Circle K.

At about 3:20 a.m. on June 15, Miller reportedly entered the Circle K at 5708 NW 34th Blvd and asked the cashier if he could leave his bag behind the counter, then left the store. The store manager later noticed the bag, opened it, and reportedly found a firearm, ammunition, and marijuana, along with Miller’s driver’s license and birth certificate. The store called the police, and a Gainesville Police Department officer reportedly found a Taurus handgun, a box of ammunition, two baggies of marijuana weighing a total of 25.4 grams, and Miller’s personal documents in the bag.

Miller returned to the store at about 2 p.m. the same day and demanded his bag back. When the store manager and another employee told him they had given the bag to a police officer, Miller allegedly became upset and said he would come back and shoot them and the store. He then walked outside before allegedly punching and breaking the glass entry door, with damage estimated at $500.

Miller has a juvenile criminal history and three adult felony convictions (none violent); he has served one state prison sentence for burglary and grand theft and was released in January 2020. He was sentenced to three years of drug offender probation in February 2021 on one charge of drug possession. He violated the probation in February 2022 when he was arrested for driving without a valid license and was arrested for violation of probation in July 2022. Judge James Colaw reinstated all terms and conditions of the probation in August 2022 after Miller spent a few weeks in the Alachua County Jail. Miller violated the probation again in February 2023 when he reportedly failed a drug test, failed to make required payments, and admitted to drug usage; Judge James Colaw extended his probation by a year and ordered Miller to enroll in a treatment program on March 9, 2023.

Judge Walter Green set bail at $42,000.

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  • Felons & firearms… Gainesville, yep.

    Think you should prepare to protect yourself and your family? Yep.

  • He must be related to Judge Colaw, because the judge sure refuses to jail him for criminal activity.

  • New law should be 5 years mandatory, any gun position by felon.
    They make it worse for regular folks who carry a weapon. Libs then want to ban guns.

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