New Law Inspired by Death of Police Officer

Scene of the accident
Scene of the accident

MAY 25, 2005 -- There's a new law in the works, inspired by the death of a Tabor City police officer.

Officer Shane Miller was killed last May in an accident during a police chase on Highway 904. He was killed on his first day on the job. Miller was a passenger in the patrol car. He died at the scene of the accident.

Anthony Lamont Nealy pleaded guilty to speeding to elude arrest and several other offenses. He was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation.

Under the proposed "Shane Miller Bill," Nealy's charges would have been felonies, not misdemeanors. Nealy would also have been sentenced to a much longer prison sentence.