As was previously reported on January 12th this year, two suspects in a black BMW SUV fled from El Paso County deputies in the early morning hours of January 10th after being contacted in an industrial area of Cimarron Hills in unincorporated El Paso County. A still image from a body camera worn by one of the involved deputies capturing the suspects' faces was released at the same time. The public was encouraged to contact us if they knew the identities and/or location of the suspects or this vehicle.
Over the next several days, information was obtained that led to the suspects being identified. They were identified as Aaron Miller, DOB: 05-21-1974 and Darlene Griffith, DOB: 05-06-1977.
On January 16, 2023, at around 3pm, members of the Metro Fugitives Unit (MFU) located the suspects living in a motor home at an address within the city limits of Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Police Department's Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) was requested to assist in apprehending the suspects. Griffith surrendered without incident. However, Miller briefly barricaded inside the motor home but eventually surrendered to the TEU.
Miller was booked into the El Paso County Jail on numerous Felony, Misdemeanor, and traffic-related charges. His booking photo is attached to this media release.
Griffith was also booked into the El Paso County Jail on numerous Felony, Misdemeanor, and traffic-related charges. Her booking photo is also attached to this media release.
The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the CSPD's TEU for their tactical assistance in safely taking these suspects into custody. We additionally recognize the MFU for the dangerous yet critical work they do every day in finding and arresting the most dangerous and prolific of offenders who victimize our citizens and make our community less safe.
Sheriff Roybal and the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office stand committed to continuing and strengthening regional law enforcement cooperation to keep all jurisdictions within El Paso County as safe as possible for our neighbors.
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