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(TAYLORVILLE) — Authorities in Macon County arrested Lindy J. Miller, 41, Decatur on Sunday, Nov. 19. She is suspected of leading Taylorville police on a high-speed chase through the streets of Taylorville on Thursday, Nov. 16.
In addition, Miller, who was dubbed the “U-Haul Bandit,” is suspected in several thefts in the Taylorville area as well. She was apparently driving a U-Haul box truck when the suspect led police on Thursday’s chase. The truck had Arizona license plates on it.
The suspect is alleged to have failed to stop for police as the truck was southbound on N. Webster and turned left through traffic on to Bidwell St. and traveled past the Grand Plaza and Krogers grocery store and Central School. The truck reached a dead end with police still in pursuit. A video released by the police department shows an officer approaching the truck, but the driver backed up and sped off to the west. Police say they terminated the chase due to safety concerns to the general public.
Later, the truck was found in Illiopolis at their water works building.
Miller was charged with violation of parole, aggravated fleeing police, two counts of theft of merchandise less than $300 and five counts of burglary.
Taylorville police said the subject has a history of armed robberies, kidnapping, burglary and fleeing police. The suspect also has several warrants out for her arrest.
She is being held in the Macon County Jail currently.
So far, no charges have been filed in Christian County.