A Cana man faces multiple charges after allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend Sunday, Feb. 12.
According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, his office responded to a complaint on Epworth Road in Cana at approximately 4 p.m. Feb. 12 of a Dodge flatbed truck trying to ram another vehicle. Gardner said 9-1-1 calls advised that an argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend had grown more intense and the male was making threats to kill the female.
“Additional calls advised that the man had pushed his girlfriend out of a truck and was trying to back over her and that he had a firearm,” Gardner said in the press release. “Deputy Micah Brady responded to the area and observed the truck on Hawks Drive. Deputy Brady initiated his emergency equipment and the truck sped off. After a short pursuit, the truck stopped and Deputy Brady was able to take the driver, 30-year-old Dennis Chase McMillian of Wards Gap Road, Cana, into custody. A search of Mr. McMillian did produce a handgun in his right front pocket.”
Gardner said Deputy Brady charged McMillian with two counts of misdemeanor reckless driving, two counts of driving after being suspended or revoked, brandishing a firearm and assaulting and battering a family member, felony attempted malicious wounding and causing bodily injury to a person by choking. McMillian was taken to the New River Valley Regional Jail and is being held without bond.