Larceny case against ex-commissioner continued

Published 8:00 am Friday, July 13, 2018

Former Tryon official set to appear in court again Aug. 1

COLUMBUS — Former Tryon Commissioner Roy Miller appeared in Polk County District Court Wednesday, facing charges of larceny and resisting a public officer.

The case was continued until Aug. 1, according to court records. Miller is obtaining a court-appointed attorney, who has not yet been assigned. 

Roy Miller

Miller was arrested by the Columbus Police Department on suspicions of stealing candy bars from the BP service station in Columbus on June 22.

Miller was released from federal custody in April, on charges of conspiracy to commit federal program fraud, federal program fraud, extortion under color of official right and witness tampering. Miller pleaded guilty to the federal charges in April, with his sentencing not yet scheduled.