An Elizabethtown man was arrested Monday night and charged with stealing more than $2,000 worth of lumber and materials from the Winding Springs apartment complex development on Nicholas Street, and then striking a vehicle as he fled.

Michael D. Miller, 22, is charged with Class D felonies of first-degree wanton endangerment and theft by unlawful taking of more than $500 and less than $10,000, both punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

According to an arrest citation, Miller was observed on surveillance video loading items into a dark-colored pickup truck around 10:58 p.m.

As he fled, he collided with a vehicle on North Main Street. Miller left the vehicle and was apprehended by Elizabethtown police.

Miller told police, according to the arrest citation, he took 25 sheets of plywood boards and four Tyrex wrap rolls.

He also is charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance.

Miller was being held Tuesday in lieu of a $1,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear May 7 in Hardin District Court.

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