Heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller continues to face turmoil as 2024 unfolds, marking a tumultuous start following his defeat by Daniel Dubois in December 2023.
In a recent turn of events, Miller found himself in legal trouble yet again. Less than a fortnight after his loss to Dubois, Miller was arrested in Hollywood. According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Department report, Miller faces charges of carjacking without a firearm and burglary with assault or battery.
As of Wednesday evening, Miller remained in custody. His bond was set at $30,000.
As reported by Miami television station WSVN-7, the incident unfolded at Haims Motors. It is a local car dealership in Hollywood. This is where Miller allegedly stole a Black Dodge Ram pickup truck.
This truck was previously repossessed by the dealership. Miller was aided by an unidentified woman. The two physically overpowered an employee to seize the keys and flee with the vehicle.
The report further states that the woman claimed to have left her cell phone inside the truck. The employee then retrieved the keys and accompanied her to the truck. Subsequently, Miller executed what prosecutors termed a planned attack.
This arrest adds to a series of personal setbacks faced by Miller, extending beyond his professional boxing career.
Notably, Miller’s PED controversies disrupted his path to the championship. His positive test for four banned PEDs in April 2019 cost him a lucrative $5 million opportunity against Anthony Joshua.
This paved the way for Andy Ruiz Jr. to replace him. He ended up winning against Joshua in June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Subsequently, Miller encountered another PED scandal before a July 2020 bout. He was supposed to compete against Jerry Forrest at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. This led to a two-year suspension.
Before Dubois stopped Miller in the tenth and final round of their match on December 21 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Miller had won three consecutive bouts during his return.
Furthermore, Miller faces a lawsuit from promoter Dmitriy Salita. He is seeking damages of nearly $5 million due to Miller’s squandering of purses resulting from failed PED tests.