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UPDATE: Man on Run Identified as Justin Miller of PA, Assault Details Revealed

Miller has still not been apprehended by police.

Monroe Township Police have released the identity of the man . The man has been identified as 23-year-old Justin Alexander Miller of Effort, Pa.

Miller was stopped by a Florence Township police officer for a moving violation at 4:08 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, according to Florence police. During the motor vehicle stop the police officer noticed that Miller provided him with a false name. He also noticed that the license plates on the vehicle did not match the motor vehicle, a Florence police report indicated. An investigation revealed that the license plates were stolen in Pennsylvania.

While attempting to make an arrest, Miller forcefully pushed the officer away from him and ran away; the officer proceeded to chase the subject.

While Florence police attempted to locate Miller, he had stolen a motor vehicle that was left unlocked and running in a home driveway, according to Florence police.

At around 9:18 a.m., a Monroe police officer saw a vehicle which matched the vehicle of the reported stolen vehicle. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle after confirming that the vehicle was stolen and that the driver was wanted for assaulting a Florence Township police officer that morning.

Miller reportedly attempted to elude the Monroe police officer by accelerating at a high speed and the officer ended the pursuit due to the high speeds and poor weather conditions, according to Monroe police. 

The stolen vehicle was later recovered on New Beginnings Crossing in Englishtown and towed away a short-time later. Manalapan, Englishtown, and Monroe police began a man-hunt for Alexander along with the help of the New Jersey State Police who offered their K9 unit for tracking and aviation unit.

According to Florence police, Pennyslvania State Police and Pennsylvania State Parole are also a part of the investigation.

As of Thursday morning, Miller has not yet been located. He has been described as 5'7", 160 lbs., thinly built, with blonde hair, hazel eyes, and a thin beard. He was wearing dark-colored clothing when he was last seen, according to Monroe police.

Miller faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, theft of a motor vehicle, escape, and 4 motor vehicle summonses out of Florence Township.

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John Tyler February 28, 2013 at 05:02 PM
I guess a call for help and more cars are not made???? to try to comer the fleeing car
TheRob February 28, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I am guessing that he got a ride from Manalapan sometime last night. Maybe from someone that lives close to wear they found the stolen car. I dont think he ended up here by accident. I think he knew where he was going.
MTB11 February 28, 2013 at 09:00 PM
so where's this dude's photo??!?!? BTW: that was my car he stole! the police haven't told us much but he didn't leave the keys so I wouldn't mind knowing what he looks like incase he comes back for my car....figures he's only 23 yrs old.
major February 28, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Hey john, have your ever tried to "corner" a car at 100mph in bad weather? I'm guessing not. Kudos to the cop for disengaging!! He did exactly what he should have given the circumstances!! Had the dummy crashed into a school bus you'd probably accuse the cop of causing it. Please dont ask questions we all know the answer to: Of course he called for help!!! but it didnt matter cause the pursuit was terminated. The old risk vs reward kinda thing.
Redacted February 28, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Police in NJ are subject to very stringent Pursuit Guidelines crafted and enforced by each county's Prosecutors Office. When excessive speeds, heavy traffic, dense population centers or bad weather are involved the pursuit is to be terminated for the safety of the public at large. He'll turn up somewhere at some time, they always do.
Frankied513 March 01, 2013 at 01:18 AM
I think ur lying
Laura March 02, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Amanda go back to school and if you associate yourself with a criminal pos I hope they are looking into you. You better watch your mouth and learn to respect the police!
Laura March 02, 2013 at 01:56 AM
I hope he is still in the woods by me and he is found and shot. He endangered many people besides assaulting a police officer and stealing a car Amanda. This pos needs to be caught and punished
Donna Allen March 02, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Hey Amanda... being proud of knowing someone that is wanted by the police shows the extent of your intelligence. You can't even write a paragraph without using foul language. Hope you can clean up your own life, and not worry about his. He put people in harms way by exceeding speed limits. He seems to be a piece of trash. I hope he's off the streets soon.
Charmd61 March 03, 2013 at 07:15 AM
To Dice and Amanda.... The POS they are looking for he deserves what he gets. If he is so innocent then why did he lie about his name and run. Then he stole a car..really you are gonna say you don't know what he has been through..GROW Up .
Redacted March 03, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Amanda Sue & Dice, thanks for coming forward and ID'ing yourselves as "friends" of this fugitive. Your runaway egos will now assist Da Police in locating him through additional Digital Fingerprints now available to track his circle of "friends"......
Laura March 04, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Redacted I hope it does

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