Trotwood Man’s 3-Year Sentence for I-75 Truck Shootout

After shooting at a box truck on Interstate 75 in May 2022 and then exchanging gunfire with the driver of the vehicle near a motel in Vandalia, a man from Trotwood will be sentenced to a maximum of three years in prison.

Marcus Santel Miller, 32, entered a guilty plea on Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court to two counts of felonious assault.

Judge E. Gerald Parker handed down a sentence of two to three years for each count, to be served concurrently, according to the sentencing paperwork that were filed on Friday.

His plea agreement resulted in the dismissal of two charges of possessing guns while under the influence of a handicap, together with all of the respective specifications.

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At approximately 9:40 p.m. on May 2, 2022, the driver of a box truck called 911 to report that he had been fired at while driving on Interstate 75.

He also stated that he had engaged in gunfire with the gunman after stopping at the Knights Inn located at 7575 Poe Avenue, according to the driver.

“I just got in a shootout with somebody that was following me,” the man said. “They shot at my tires. They shot at my truck.”

Miller was eventually identified as the individual who drove away in a silver Jeep, according to the man who made the statement. He was transported to Kettering Health Dayton by medical personnel.

After being released from prison four months earlier, in January 2022, Miller was on probation for an aggravated robbery conviction that he had received in Montgomery County. At the time of the shooting, Miller was on probation.

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