UPDATE: Man wanted in school bus crash arrives in court, gets busted
Cody Miller was taken into custody Thursday morning on charges of violation of probation and failure to appear when he showed up to a scheduled court appearance and deputies arrested him.
UPDATE: Cody Miller was taken into custody Thursday morning on charges of violation of probation and failure to appear.
He showed up to a scheduled court appearance and deputies arrested him.
Sheriff Jackie Melton says additional charges are pending against Miller in connection to the school bus crash that left Miller’s passenger seriously injured.
PREVIOUS STORY: Meigs County authorities have issued warrants for the driver who hit a school bus used to transport special needs students.
The crash happened Friday just after 4:15 at the intersection of Euchee Road and J.D. Walden Road.
According to report taken by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cody Miller was traveling southbound on J.D. Waldon Road at an “extremely high speed” and crossed lanes while negotiating a curve. Miller struck the front end of the bus, which was carrying one student. That student, a 10 year-old girl, and the driver of the bus were not injured.
Miller’s passenger, 24 year-old Shaynelle Roberts, was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital.
Troopers say Miller climbed over Roberts and exited the passenger side of the vehicle before running away from the scene.
Meigs County authorities say Miller is wanted driving on a suspended driver’s license, altering or removing vehicle identification, vehicular assault, reckless driving and a seat belt violation.
According to the report, Roberts will be cited for a seat belt violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on Miller’s location to contact police.