Elwood woman arraigned on Attempted Murder

Elwood woman arraigned on Attempted Murder
Courtesy/ Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. Valerie Miller.
October 5th, 2022 | Dave Schroeder

    A 39-year-old Elwood woman faces two charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, each is  a Class II Felony punishable from 1 to 50 years imprisonment.  Valerie E. Miller was arraigned in Dawson County Court Wednesday morning.  Her bond was set at 10% of $500,000 and a public defender was appointed to represent her.    

    As part of an investigation that started last week, an undercover investigator had been in contact with Miller through a social media app as she was attempting to obtain a gun.  They made arrangements to meet MondayI(October 3rd) afternoon in Lexington’s Walmart parking lot following her work shift.  Miller pulled up her vehicle to the undercover investigator’s vehicle.  She got out of her vehicle and into the investigator’s vehicle.

    According to her arrest affidavit, Miller wanted to purchase a revolver that would prevent the rounds from ejecting onto the ground, and for protection purposes.   As the conversation continued Miller allegedly stated that she wanted several people to be “not living”.  Miller then agreed to a price for two adults with the undercover investigator and provided information as to their locations and general activities.

    Miller then got into her own vehicle and continued into Lexington until marked patrol units could conduct a traffic stop near the Dairy Queen where she was arrested without incident and booked in the Dawson County Jail.

    Miller’s next court appearance was set for October 24, 2022 at 11:00am for preliminary hearing.

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