From the Montana Department of Justice:

Announced June 5th, 2024, the man who ran over and seriously injured a Montana Highway Patrol Trooper, Lewis Johnson, in February 2023 has been sentenced to life without parole.

In April, Jason Allen Miller was found guilty on all counts including attempted deliberate homicide, criminal endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, aggravated kidnapping, and a sentencing enhancement for the use of a weapon.

Jason Allen Miller received life without parole in the Montana State Prison for his attempt on Trooper Johnson's Life, followed by 10 years for the use of a weapon, 15 years for criminal endangerment, 15 years for criminal mischief, five years for criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and 15 years for aggravated kidnapping.

All that means Jason Allen Miller will serve LIFE in prison, without the possibility of parole, plus an additional 25 years on top. Miller also owes the Johnson family over $75,000 in restitution, and over $1.2 Million to the State of Montana for Trooper Johnson's care, treatment, and trial expenses.

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Trooper Johnson was injured in the line of duty on February 16th, 2023, while apprehending Miller. During that incident, Trooper Johnson was run over by Miller and sustained serious injuries. Trooper Johnson has been with MHP as a trooper for 8 years.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Thorin Geist and Selene Koepke, with assistance from the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office. It was investigated by the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, with help from the Montana Highway Patrol, Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Eureka Police Department, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

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Source: dojmt.gov

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