GREENSBURG (KDKA) — He spent more than a decade putting criminals behind bars and now a former state trooper is headed there himself.
Christopher Miller was convicted in August of assaulting his neighbor and Monday a judge sentenced him to seven to 23 months behind bars.
It’s likely he will only serve seven days of that sentence which he will begin serving the Monday after Thanksgiving.
The judge, however, clearly thought both sides were to blame. He called the victims to the front of the courtroom saying this case is incomprehensible and that if this didn’t stop someone would end up dead.
Christopher Miller, who served as a state trooper for more than a decade, was sentenced on a simple assault conviction in connection with a physical confrontation with his neighbor Terrence Hurd.
The incident happened after Hurd made racial comments toward Miller’s children.
Since the conviction earlier this year, the dispute between the neighbors has continued.
The Hurds have installed numerous surveillance cameras around their home on Mohican Drive in Hempfield and have also put up motion detector lights that defense attorneys say are meant to harass the defendant and his family.
In addition to sentencing, prosecutors also filed a petition last week asking that Miller’s bond be revoked because the Hurd’s have surveillance video of him shining a flashlight at their house which prosecutors say is a violation of the terms of his bond.
The judge agreed that Miller had violated his bond, but said both sides are out of line.
Miller told the judge that he just wants this all to stop and wants to move out of his house as soon as he can afford to do so.
The Hurds had no comment as they left the courthouse.