A man who held Fairfax County police officers at bay earlier this month at his Fairfax home is now facing criminal charges.
Robert Miller, Jr., 41, was released from a mental health facility Wednesday afternoon and is being held without bond on the following charges:
- 18.2-57 (C) – Assault on a law enforcement officer
- 18.2-282 (A) – Pointing or brandishing a firearm
- 18.2-56.1 – Reckless handing of a firearm
According to police, Miller was home alone in the home in the 2800 block of Hunter Road on March 15 and made threats to commit suicide. Police were told that Miller discharged a round from a gun prior to their arrival. After two hours of negotiations Miller came out of the house with two weapons. He pointed one of the firearms at Officer William Williamson who returned fire but did not hit Miller. Miller was they subdued by officers who used a taser, bean bag rounds, and a .40mm foam projectile.
The police department’s criminal and administrative investigations are continuing.