Lakeland, Florida – On the night of September 3, 2016 Chad Brown was driving in the area of Parker Street E. & Massachusetts Ave. when you noticed an elderly black male being beaten. Brown thinking the man was being robbed stopped his car and approached the assailant and the elderly man. As Brown approached the assailant, later identified as 45 yr. old Charles “Black” Miller, turned his attention to Brown. The elderly man was able to escape. Miller and Brown started into a verbal argument and pushing ensued between the two men. During the altercation Brown was struck in the neck by Miller. Initially Brown thought he was just punched, but then noticed blood spurting from a wound in his neck. Brown turned and tried to leave the area, but according to witnesses Miller switched a knife from his right hand to his left and stabbed Brown again in the neck from behind. Witnesses reported that Miller said “How does it feel to know you are about to die”? Miller fled the scene and the victim was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center.
Witnesses identified Miller as the attacker and a warrant was served on September 9, 2016 and he was arrested.
Miller was also charged with not registering as a career criminal. Miller is being held without bond. He has been arrested over 9 times in Polk County in the last 7 years.
Mr. Brown has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries.