Quincy man arrested on Lewis County theft charges

Russell C. Miller
Posted: Jan. 24, 2013 6:09 pm Updated: Feb. 7, 2013 7:15 pm

A Quincy man in facing felony theft charges in Lewis County, Mo., after he was allegedly in possession of several items stolen in the county in 2012.

Russell C. Miller, 48, was taken into custody by the Lewis County Sheriff's Department on Jan. 4 on three counts of receiving stolen property. He made his first court appearance on Tuesday. After originally having his bond set at $30,000, the bond reduced to $10,000 on Jan. 7. Miller posted $1,000 on Jan. 7.

According to the Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Miller had in his possession two Kawasaki four-wheelers that were stolen from a Maywood, Mo., residence in April. The department said he also had a Toro zero-turn lawn mower and a Honda four-wheeler that were missing from a Ewing, Mo., area farm in August.

The missing property was valued at $30,000.

The Kawasaki four-wheelers and the Toro mower were recovered from a farm near Lewistown in August.

The sheriff's office has been unable to recover the Honda four-wheeler. If anyone has information about its whereabouts, they should call the Lewis County Sheriff's Department at (573) 767-5287.

Miller was out on bond from Adams County, Ill., at the time of his arrest in Lewis County. He has two methamphetamine-related cases pending. He was arrested in May and charged with aggravated unlawful meth manufacturing. Court records show that his bond in that case was originally $150,000 but was reduced to a $50,000 recognizance bond because of a medial condition.

Miller was indicted by an Adams County grand jury and arrested again in November on a charge of unlawful possession of meth stemming from a Sept. 10 incident. His bond was originally $10,000 in that case but was reduced to $5,000 on Nov. 27. He posted $500 bond on Nov. 27.