Prison sentence for man involved in police chase

Staff Writer

A Wood County man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for his involvement in a police chase in which he threw bottles of chemicals at law enforcement officers.
William B. Milliron, 47, Bloomdale, was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of assault on a federal officer, being a felon in possession of firearms and drug charges.
U.S. Marshals were searching for Milliron near Bowling Green on Feb. 24, 2017 due to a probation violation in Florida when they spotted him and attempted to pull him over. When he fled, the marshals pursued and were joined in the chase by officers from the North Baltimore Police Department.
According to court documents, Milliron began throwing bottles containing unknown substances at the pursuing vehicles and one bottle exploded on the front end and windshield of the police vehicle.
The pursuit proceeded into Fostoria then Findlay when Milliron’s vehicle went off the road and crashed.
When arrested, Milliron had 13 round of ammunition in his pockets, according to court documents.
The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Ohio said the substance in the bottles was a combination of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine and said they are “highly volatile, toxic and combustible.”
The bottles had paper wicks which were charred.
In Florida, Milliron had felony convictions for grand theft of firearms, resisting an officer with violence, battery on an officer, manufacture of methamphetamine and other crimes.
Investigating agencies in the case include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service.


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