SWAT Standoff Ends Peacefully
The SWAT team has been busy in Wesley Chapel in recent weeks, responding to another standoff in the early morning hours of May 18 that began as a domestic disturbance.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), deputies responded to a domestic incident around 3 a.m. at 32052 Northridge Dr. in the New River Township community of Wesley Chapel to find a man named Stacey Miller, 23, barricaded in his home, alone.
The PCSO report says that the disturbance occurred after Miller got into an argument with his domestic partner, Chad Battle. The confrontation led to Miller pointing a handgun at Battle and threatening to shoot him. The two wrestled for control of the gun and Battle was able to escape with his nephew, Michael Barker, Jr., and call PCSO.
The SWAT team was called in when Miller would not give himself up and, after a nearly three-hour standoff, the man was arrested without incident around 5:45 a.m. Miller has been charged with aggravated assault and is being held at the Pasco County Detention Center in Land O’ Lakes on a $1,500 bond for a previous warrant for driving with a suspended license.