Bounty hunter captures armed, naked fugitive in Paso Robles

April 22, 2019

Bounty hunter Anthony Reed, fugitive Richard Miller and two additional bounty hunters outside Miller’s hideout

Editor’s Note: The following article and video include language some may find offensive.

By KAREN VELIE

After tracking a fugitive for three weeks, bounty hunter Richard Dunbar found the bail jumper holed up in a hideout in Paso Robles last week with a loaded sawed-off shotgun at his feet. Dunbar threatened to shoot him in the face, and the suspect surrendered. [Cal Coast Times]

On Jan. 9, officers arrested Richard Wayne Miller for felony auto theft and possession of methamphetamine. Miller bailed-out but failed to appear in court. Bail Central Bail Bonds then hired Dunbar to capture the fugitive.

Utilizing multiple investigative tactics, Dunbar learned that Miller had trespassed on private property and constructed a hideout near the Salinas River on the borders of Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County.

Richard Miller’s hideout

On April 18, Dunbar and three of his men descended on the riverbank to look for Miller and found an elaborate hideout.

Miller had constructed a structure with walls, a roof, hardwood floors, lighting, and camouflage netting. Electricity for a stove and a laptop was produced through solar panels and a generator. Behind the structure, Dunbar had dug a bunker the size of a single car garage.

Underground bunker

Dunbar knocked on the door and said, “Richard. Richard. If you’re in there, show yourself. You will get shot.”

Dunbar then broke down the door and walked inside with his gun pointed at the suspect, who was on his back in bed.

“Show me your hands! I will fucking shoot you right in the fucking face,” Dunbar said.

Miller claimed he was unarmed, even though there was a loaded gun at his feet.

Dunbar placed Miller in cuffs ,and another bounty hunter dressed Miller before they took him to the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

Richard Dunbar

For more than 30 years, Dunbar has tracked fugitives on the Central Coast for a bounty.

“In 30 years, we’ve never lost a bounty,” Dunbar said. “If God is looking for you, he is going to call me first.”


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Gordo

What is Dunbar going to do when SB 10, the law that ends cash bail, goes into effect in October?


sunnylenol

Poor Rich…

He’s just misunderstood.

It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy by a more arrogant bounty Hunter.

Cause we all know Bounty Hunters NEVER

break the law.

Isn’t that in the Bible?Romans3:23-24

For (ALL) have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;(except bounty hunters)

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus


nazbol gang

Yea, bounty hunters are like mercenaries. Society can never fully trust someone who does violence for the highest bidder.


DocT

Very cool. Well done Mr. Dunbar.


Miller should be thankful the police didn’t find him….they would have shot 117 times, hitting him 3 times if they had seen the shotgun. Miller would be injured or dead.


The bounty hunters were able to do the job without bloodshed. Well done.


mikerich

I’ve known Richard Miller since we were kids. It’s sad to see he’s still in active addiction.

So you have a guy naked in bed with his hands up in plain sight and you tell him your gonna shoot him in the fucking face. Dunbar. What an ass.


ratherbefishing

That’s a pretty cool clubhouse


805code4

Good story with a happy ending but Jiminy Christmas! I have heard some braggarts blow their horn in my time but, “If God is looking for you, he is going to call me first.” is about the most arrogant comment to one’s own ego I ever heard of.


Godless Heathen

Sensationalism.


slomark

Send Dunbar into the city government and clean up that place too!


805code4

Ha ha ha well first he would have to clean up his mouth, then get an M209 attachment for his pepper ball gun


deepsea

Right, because the holders of public office are such virtuous people whose lips have never facilitated foul language.


Stunned

Love that launcher action!


nazbol gang

I could get behind that. Whatever happened to the militias allowed by our constitution? Oh yea Bill Clinton shut em down


laftch

DOG!