Man receives year on assault charge

Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — A Burton man police said assaulted an officer after receiving an anti-opiod drug this past summer was sentenced Monday to a year in prison.

Gregory A. Miller Sr., 40, 14083 Nash Road, pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos.

Niles police were called to the Cottage Inn on Youngstown Warren Road Aug. 30 to revive an overdose victim who was identified as Miller, according to assistant Trumbull County Prosecutor Charles Morrow.

The man started striking police officers after the anti-opioid drug Narcan was administered to him, Morrow said.

Police had to subdue Miller with three jolts from a stun gun and a burst of pepper spray, according to Morrow.

Morrow said officer Daniel Atkins suffered bruises from the altercation.

“I find it ironic that the officers had to zap you after the officers had brought you back. Was that some kind of gratitude for what they did for you?” Kontos asked Miller.

Warren Municipal Court records show that on Sept. 26 Miller pleaded guilty to charges of possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia and was given three years probation. These charges were connected to a Sept. 14 incident at the Riverview Motel where Miller had to be handcuffed before he was given Narcan by Warren police officers, according to a police report. When Miller came to, the report states, he was shouting and attempting to fight with emergency medical technicians.

Court records also showed that Miller was credited for 12 days served in jail, with Warren Municipal Judge Terry Ivanchak suspending the remaining 78 days of his jail term.