Crime & Courts
Suspect in Polk shooting arrested in Georgia
The suspect in the shooting of a Polk County woman on Tuesday was caught by U.S. marshals west Georgia, authorities said. Randall Scott Miller, 44, of Auburndale, was arrested Friday in Carrollton, Ga., authorities said. An arrest warrant for attempted murder and kidnapping had been issued after investigators said Miller shot his girlfriend in the head three times Tuesday night in Auburndale. Micki Pickern, 52, was listed in stable condition at a hospital and expected to recover, deputies said.“Randall Miller shot his girlfriend three times in the face and head when she tried to get away from him,” Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news release. “He tried to kill her, yet she miraculously survived. After shooting her, he dragged her back into his truck, drove around, and dumped her out, leaving her for dead.” Miller was booked at the Carroll County, Ga., jail while awaiting extradition back to Polk County, the sheriff’s office said. “He belongs behind bars, and we’re happy he’s there,” Judd said. Polk sheriff’s detectives were headed to Georgia to interview Miller. Carroll County is near the Georgia-Alabama border about 50 miles west of Atlanta.