Monday, January 4, 2010
By Pandora Young, FishbowlLA
Patrick Disney Miller, grandson of Walt Disney, is facing some serious prison time. From the Associated Press:
Cops say they found 13 handguns, a rifle, an illegal assault rifle and various drugs at the defendant's Woodland Hills home. Thanks to a 2005 drug conviction in Fresno, Miller is barred from owning guns or ammunition, say prosecutors.
LAPD officers obtained the search warrant after running a background check on Miller when they discovered he had allegedly purchased ammunition, according to the D.A.'s office.
Miller, 42, was taken into custody about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home in Woodland Hills, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations unit.
Miller was booked for "possession of a firearm by a felon" and selling ammunition, Herrera said. Information on Miller's felony background was not immediately known.
The District Attorney's office filed a felony warrant against Miller on Monday alleging possession of ammunition, said Jane Robison of the DA's office. Investigators served the warrant and arrested Miller.
Miller was be arraigned Van Nuys Superior Court. LAPD officers obtained the search warrant after running a background check on Miller when they discovered he had allegedly purchased ammunition, according to the D.A.'s office.
Miller pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal possession of guns and drugs on Wednesday in a California court and was remanded in custody, authorities said.
He had been freed on a $ 35,000 dollar bail, but at Thursday's arraignment the judge raised the amount to $ 550,000 dollars and Miller was taken into custody. A new hearing was set for February 4.
Miller's mother is Diane Disney Miller, the eldest daughter of the famous and late Walt Disney. She is married to Ronald William Miller and together they have seven children where Patrick Disney Miller is their youngest.
If convicted of all charges, Miller faces more than eight years in state prison.
Posted by Robert Daraio at 1:11 PM