Metamora man sentenced for battery, menacing


A Metamora man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison after being convicted of taking advantage of a minor, menacing, and failure to appear in court.

Michael A, Miller, 20, previously pleaded guilty to charges of attempted corrupting another with drugs, sexual battery, failure to appear, and menacing by stalking. According to Fulton County Prosecutor Scott Haselman, on or about Sept. 9, 2014, Miller attempted to furnish marijuana to a juvenile, and engaged in sexual conduct with a person knowing that the person was substantially impaired. He also failed to appear for a pre-trial conference on Dec. 29, 2014, and on Aug. 21, 2014, he engaged in a pattern of conduct that caused a minor to believe Miller would cause physical harm or mental distress to that person.

Fulton County Common Pleas Court Judge James E. Barber sentenced Miller to serve 58 months in prison for his attempted corrupting another with drugs, sexual battery, and failure to appear cases, to be served consecutively with a 10-month prison term imposed in the menacing by stalking case, for a total prison term of 68 months. The court ordered that Miller also pay any fees and all prosecution costs.

He was found to be a Tier III sex offender, which requires address registration and verification for his lifetime. with in-person verification every 90 days with the sheriff of all counties in which he resides.