On Aug. 18, 2022, at about 2:09 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 3300 block of Highway 36 in Hydesville for the report of a domestic disturbance.
Deputies arrived in the area and learned that the suspect, 33-year-old Clayton Lloyd Miller, had been observed in a physical altercation with an adult female victim and was preventing the victim from leaving the residence. Miller fled the residence prior to deputy arrival. Deputies searched the area for Miller but were unable to locate him that afternoon.
On August 19, at about 10 a.m., while continuing their investigation into the whereabout of Miller, Sheriff’s deputies learned that Miller had possibly returned to the Hydesville residence. Upon deputy arrival at the residence, Miller refused to comply with deputy commands to exit. HCSO K9 Yahtzee was deployed to search for and apprehend Miller. It was then determined that Miller had barricaded himself inside the residence’s attic. Deputies deployed a department-issued non-lethal chemical agent into attic and Miller was apprehended without further incident.
Miller was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of false imprisonment (PC 236), battery against a spouse/cohabitant (PC 243(e)(1)), resisting a peace officer (PC 148(a)(1)) and violation of Post Release Community Supervision (PC 1203.2(a)(4)).
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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Clayton Lloyd Miller Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility