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After a standoff with sheriff's deputies Saturday, an East Helena man fired two shots into the roof of his garage as he was being detained by a SWAT team. 

Stryker Navarre Miller, 21, is being charged with felony partner or family member assault, strangulation of a partner or family member, assault with a weapon and criminal endangerment.

Deputies were called to the 2600 block of Valley Drive around 8 p.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance involving Miller. Deputies were advised that Miller had a gun and had threatened a family member with it, and that he retreated to a garage on the property.

Deputies spoke with the victim, who told them that Miller had assaulted her, throwing her to the ground and bruising her wrist. Miller was also accused of strangling the victim until she blacked out and then pointing a gun at her, according to court documents.

Miller refused to come out of the garage or put down his gun, so a SWAT team was sent to the residence. When SWAT was moving to detain Miller, he fired his gun twice at the roof of the building, according to court documents.



Reporter at the Helena Independent Record.

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