A Monett man charged with possession of a nine-gram meth rock in April has now been charged with rape following a more-than-two-month investigation into claims made by the victim in the case.

Randall Miller, 54, of Monett, is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and second-degree domestic assault. In the earlier case in April, he was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

According to a probable cause report filed by David Haskins, officer with the Monett Police Department, he was called to the 700 block of West Scott Street for a report of the victim approaching a residence wearing only men’s undershorts and stating an assault had occurred. The victim said she had been in a sexual relationship with Miller and lived elsewhere, but had been staying with Miller for three days.

The victim had needle marks she stated she was not aware of. The victim said she woke up the evening before or in the early morning hours to find Miller looking at her cell phone. The victim asked for the phone back and Miller said no, then Miller allegedly grabbed her by the throat, choked her and punched her in the stomach, according to the report. The victim said Miller than sat on her legs and propositioned her for intercourse, but she was crying and told him, “Just let me go, please.”

The victim said after some time, she pretended to pass out, and Miller allegedly injected methamphetamine into her twice without her permission before undressing her and committing the alleged rape and sodomy. The victim said the two did have a safe word when the acts were consensual, and she said the word, but he did not stop.

The victim said she later did pass out, and when she woke up, Miller was in another part of the house, allowing her to sneak out the back door.

In an interview with Miller at the Monett Police Station, Miller allegedly said he tried to have intercourse with the victim, but denied any such act occurred. Miller also alleged the victim injected herself with methamphetamine, and he never injected her without her permission, denying knowledge of how the victim received the needle marks. Miller also confirmed the safe word the two had agreed upon. He denied she ever said the word and denied ever choking her.

The incident allegedly occurred on April 8, and Miller was arrested then for an outstanding failure to appear warrant. Miller on that day allegedly admitted to having meth in his home, and upon a search of his residence on Eisenhower, police allegedly found a tin container housing a nine-gram meth rock, 100 small, plastic baggies and three spoons. Two other small baggies contained meth, and small scaled were also allegedly found in his bedroom.

For the drug charges, Miller’s original bond was $20,000 cash only, but it was reduced to $10,000 cash or corporate surety, which was posted on April 22. For this case, he has a bond forfeiture hearing scheduled for July 26 at 11 a.m.

For the rape, sodomy and assault charges, Miller is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $75,000. Booked into the jail on Sunday, a hearing has yet to be set.

 

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54-year-old Monett man charged with meth possession after rape accusation

 A Monett man is being held in the Barry County jail after being arrested on drug charges following investigation into a rape accusation.

Randall Miller, 54, of Monett, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

According to Det. Don Massengill, with the Monett Police Department, police were dispatched to Cox Monett Hospital’s Emergency Room in reference to an alleged rape. During the course of the investigation, detectives were informed of drug activity at the home on Eisenhower where the alleged incident took place.

Miller was arrested at the home for an outstanding failure to appear warrant in Lawrence County, stemming from a traffic violation, and while getting him a pair of shoes, officers allegedly located a glass pipe, commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, in Miller’s bedroom.

The victim told Massengill that Miller had assaulted and raped her, saying he shot her up with methamphetamine and described where the drugs were kept in Miller’s home.

“Upon interviewing Randall Miller for the sexual assault accusation, he admitted to having ‘a little’ methamphetamine in his house, along with scales and syringes, and [he was] using methamphetamine the night before,” Massengill said in the statement.

“When asked if he would give consent to search the residence, [Miller] stated he would talk all about the sexual assault charges being leveled at him, but he might have to get an attorney if he gave us consent to search his residence. He stated he did not want to get himself in trouble by having illegal drugs in his home.”

Police obtained a search warrant for the home, allegedly turning up a tin container with one large rock. approximately 1/2-inch wide and 1 inch long and weighing 9 grams, that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as more than 100 small, plastic baggies commonly used for distribution of the drug, and three spoons also used for taking methamphetamine. There were also two small, plastic baggies in the case containing a white, crystal-like rock substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Small scales were also allegedly found in the night stand in the master bedroom.

Miller has been arraigned and is being held in the Barry County jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond. He has a disposition hearing scheduled for April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

George Daoud, Monett police chief, said his officers have reinterviewed the victim concerning the rape allegation, and while he does not believe charges for that will be filed immediately, he said the case is still under investigation and has not been closed yet.

 

 

 

 

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Randall Miller, 54, of Monett, charged with meth possession after woman accuses Miller of injecting her with Meth and raping her