Toccoa man arrested after theft at a local gas station

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a Toccoa man after a theft at the Marathon Gas Station near the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection.

According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office responded to the Marathon Gas Station at 9:00 a.m. on September 10.

Upon arrival, deputies were notified that a male subject entered the store around 3:00 a.m. and went to the gambling machines located in the back of the store. The man then began prying open the back of the machine, when opened, he removed the box of cash which contained approximately $3,800.

The subject then sat at the machine and played with the stolen cash.

Shortly after, the subject got up and purchased a few items from the store and then left with the remaining cash.

Shirley says, once the store clerk realized the gambling machine had been damaged, he contacted the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies reviewed surveillance footage and identified the subject as 45-year-old Clinton Patrick Miller.

Warrants were obtained by the Sheriff’s Office for Miller for theft by taking and criminal damage to property in the second degree.

On September 14, Shirley says deputies received a tip that Miller was on his way to his residence on Long Circle, located off of Black Mountain Road.

Deputies arrived at his residence and located a red pickup truck in the driveway that matched the tip they had received.

Both Sheriff’s Office K-9s, Reba and Dexter, were deployed after deputies realized Miller had run out the back of the house into a wooded area.

The K-9s tracked behind the house and located several pieces of clothing before locating Miller curled up on the ground hiding from deputies.

Miller was then taken into custody without further incident.

Miller is incarcerated in the Stephens County Jail for theft by taking and criminal damage to property in the second degree. He is being held without bond on a probation warrant out of Gwinnett County.