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W-B man pleads guilty to 11 charges

Brian Miller, 33, was charged in six different cases including an armed carjacking.

WILKES-BARRE – A city man pleaded guilty Thursday in six different cases, including one in which police say he carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint.

Brian Miller, 33, of Scott Street, pleaded guilty to 11 different charges before Luzerne County Judge William Amesbury.

He faces 10 years in prison maximum on the robbery charge alone when he is sentenced on Feb. 13.

Miller told Amesbury on Thursday his crimes could be attributed to a drug problem. Amesbury ordered Miller to undergo both drug-and-alcohol and mental-health evaluations.

According to court papers, on July 27, police said Mark Macosky told them a man entered his vehicle and told him to drive.

Macosky said the man, identified as Miller, had a gun and said he would kill Macosky if anyone found out he took the car. Miller told Macosky to pull over and get out.

Police said a pursuit began when they tried to stop the vehicle and Miller was apprehended in Beaver Meadows.

In the other unrelated cases, police said that on July 13 Miller stole a $49 camera from the home of Melissa Kizer and sold it to the Trading Post on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Two days earlier, Kizer reported that someone used her debit card to make withdrawals totaling $389. Miller told police he made the withdrawals to support an Oxycotin addiction.

Kizer said Miller is her ex-boyfriend.

On July 4, Kizer reported to police she discovered a video game system, a diamond ring and a gold necklace were missing from her home. That same day, police said, Miller took a camera valued at $60 from a Marianne Williams.

Police said Miller sold the items for $211 to King Tut’s Gold Repair Hut in Wilkes-Barre.

Kizer reported to police again on July 18 that Miller broke into her home and stole a safe containing custody papers and $100 in savings bonds.

Miller later told police he couldn’t open the box, so he threw it in a trash container.

Luzerne County Judge William Amesbury ordered Miller to undergo both drug-and-alcohol and mental-health evaluations.

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