CHEYENNE COUNTY, Colo. — The sheriff in Cheyenne County has been arrested after he was accused of choking his wife, pushing her up against the side of a house and driving while drunk, according to an arrest affidavit.
Jeff Miller was arrested by the Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office on Friday and is facing the following charges:
- domestic violence
- driving under the influence (DUI)
Miller was at home on Friday night when, the affidavit says, his wife arrived at the house with a neighbor and a coworker. The affidavit says she had been drinking and the men drove her home, then walked back to the neighbor's house.
When she arrived at home, the affidavit says, she was holding a cup of beer and a container of food, and Miller slapped both out of her hands.
She then drove to the neighbor's house and Miller follower her. That's where, the affidavit says, the two got into an argument, and Miller pushed her up against the neighbor's house with his hands around her neck.
Miller told the Kit Carson County Sheriff he was drunk at the time and believed his wife has been cheating on him with her coworker, according to the affidavit. He also said he didn't remember choking her.
Cheyenne County is located on the far eastern edge of Colorado and includes the towns of Kit Carson and Cheyenne Wells. The county population was 1,748 as of the 2020 census.
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