ESTEVAN - A man pleaded guilty to several charges in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday, in connection with the theft of a vehicle in May that resulted in a police pursuit.
Riley Mills-Miller, age 23, pleaded guilty to theft of a motor vehicle, in this instance a taxi; operating a vehicle while pursued by a police officer and failing to stop without a reasonable excuse; and having possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public.
Sentencing on those charges will occur on Aug. 29. Three other charges will be spoken to that day: threatening to use a weapon in committing an assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to abide by a probation order.
The incident occurred in May. According to the Estevan Police Service, Mills-Miller hired a local taxi company, then forced the driver from the vehicle at knifepoint and stole the vehicle.
Police located him travelling westbound on Highway 39, and with the assistance from the RCMP and Weyburn Police Service, disabled the vehicle through the use of tire deflation devices. The subject then fled on foot.
He was taken into custody in Weyburn.
The driver of the taxi was not physically injured.