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Officers Recapture Golden Grove Escapee

A prisoner who escaped from the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on Tuesday evening has been apprehended and remanded to custody, according to the Bureau of Corrections.

Golden Grove Warden Basil Richards said officers searching for Nicholas Miller, a former V.I. Superior Court deputy marshal, were aided by several sightings reported by the public.

“The V.I. Bureau of Corrections, V.I. Police Department and other law enforcement agencies searched throughout last night and all day today for inmate Nicholas Miller," Richards said in the BOC news release. "Throughout the search, there were several reported sightings of Miller.”

Miller was apprehended and returned to custody following a chase by law enforcement officers in the area of Tipperarie.

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Miller had been arrested Monday on second-degree robbery charges.

Before Miller’s recapture, acting St. Croix Police Chief James Parris had warned that the escapee "can be very aggressive," and Parris cautioned anyone who saw Miller, or knew where he was, should call police immediately.

Richards expressed his appreciation for the assistance provided to the Bureau of Corrections by the wider law enforcement community and the people throughout St. Croix who assisted in Miller’s apprehension.

“I also acknowledge the tireless efforts of the men and women of the Bureau of Corrections for their commitment to ensure his return to custody," Richards added. "The combined efforts of all proved to be successful and are indicative of all that we can achieve with one purpose in mind.”

Richards also said Wednesday that an investigation is under way to determine how Miller escaped from custody at the prison Tuesday night.

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A prisoner who escaped from the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on Tuesday evening has been apprehended and remanded to custody, according to the Bureau of Corrections.

Golden Grove Warden Basil Richards said officers searching for Nicholas Miller, a former V.I. Superior Court deputy marshal, were aided by several sightings reported by the public.

“The V.I. Bureau of Corrections, V.I. Police Department and other law enforcement agencies searched throughout last night and all day today for inmate Nicholas Miller," Richards said in the BOC news release. "Throughout the search, there were several reported sightings of Miller.”

Miller was apprehended and returned to custody following a chase by law enforcement officers in the area of Tipperarie.

Miller had been arrested Monday on second-degree robbery charges.

Before Miller's recapture, acting St. Croix Police Chief James Parris had warned that the escapee "can be very aggressive," and Parris cautioned anyone who saw Miller, or knew where he was, should call police immediately.

Richards expressed his appreciation for the assistance provided to the Bureau of Corrections by the wider law enforcement community and the people throughout St. Croix who assisted in Miller’s apprehension.

“I also acknowledge the tireless efforts of the men and women of the Bureau of Corrections for their commitment to ensure his return to custody," Richards added. "The combined efforts of all proved to be successful and are indicative of all that we can achieve with one purpose in mind.”

Richards also said Wednesday that an investigation is under way to determine how Miller escaped from custody at the prison Tuesday night.