Carroll, Co., VA--A father and son from Tennessee have been arrested in Carroll County after authorities say they broke into a home in the middle of the night, and threatened to kill a mother and her children.
According to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded around midnight Friday night to the 8000 block of Ivanhoe Road, for a call of an armed home invasion. We're told they found a man and his 16-year-old son holding a woman, Connie Sue Denham, and her children against their will.
The man, 41-year-old James D. Miller, and his son were arrested, and are facing numerous charges. Police say Miller has in his possession a cell phone and a mask. A loaded .38 caliber handgun, extra ammunition and gloves were located under a bed nearby and identified by the victim as the firearm and gloves that Miller was wearing. We're told the 16-year-old son was found with a mask, a roll of duct tape, a pair of gloves and two flashlights in his possession.
A car belonging to one of Mr. Miller's family member's was located nearby the home and contained a pair of binoculars, as well as packing materials from the purchase of gloves, masks, duct tape and binoculars.
Miller has been charged with the following: one Felony count of entering a dwelling house while armed in the nighttime with the intent to commit murder, rape, robbery or arson; three Felony counts of abduction; three Felony counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; one Felony count of wearing a hood or mask to conceal his identity; two misdemeanor counts of violating a protective order; one Misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a child (for having a 16 year old present during the crime); and one Misdemeanor count of destruction of property.
The 16 year old juvenile has been charged with the following: one Felony count of breaking and entering a dwelling house while armed in the nighttime with the intent to commit murder, rape, robbery or arson; three Felony counts of abduction; three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Miller is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond. His son is being held in the New River Valley Juvenile Detention Center until a hearing date can be set.