AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (WNTZ) – On January 13, 2023, the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) received a complaint reporting a subject impersonating a police officer.  Further investigation by APSO Deputies and Detectives revealed that 45-year-old Patrick Paul Miller of 1927 Highway 454 in Avoyelles Parish did reveal he was not a commissioned deputy as he claimed to be.  A subsequent search of his residence resulted in the seizure of the police uniform(s) he used. 

Miller was arrested for False Personation of a Peace Officer and other active arrest warrants for Obscenity, two (2) Contempt of Court – Failure to Appear, and Tampering with the Surveillance or Monitoring System of a nearby resident.  He was booked at the APSO DC-1 Jail Facility.  The bond was set at one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).  Miller is still incarcerated in our jail at this time.   

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