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Investigators discover firearms and ammo in home of Indiana couple involved in killing spree

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Amanda and Jerad Miller (Photo courtesy Jessica Bernard) Amanda and Jerad Miller (Photo courtesy Jessica Bernard)
LAS VEGAS - One of two police officers ambushed and killed by an Indiana couple in Las Vegas was laid to rest Thursday.

Jerad and Amanda Miller opened fire claiming they were starting a revolution.

Now we're getting a closer look into their lives including the threats Jared Miller made against the Indiana BMV and what investigators found inside the couple's Las Vegas home.

Neighbors say the Millers were living on the edge, with no jobs and little money. But something they weren't lacking was weapons.

The door to Jerad and Amanda Miller's small studio apartment in Las Vegas is off the hinges. Inside, a propped up bed and summary of what police confiscated including firearms, ammo, holsters and gun boxes.

"Jerad was a real extremist," said neighbor Eric Howell, who revealed he had learned early to keep his distance from Jerad.

"He always wore that camouflage coat. I was told the reason why was he had weapons on him," explained Howell.

JJ MacNab, an internet sleuth based in Washington, DC, has infiltrated anti-government groups like the Sovereign Citizens and believes Jerad and Amanda Miller were part of a growing younger Sovereign movement. MacNab says the couple got into local politics, and in mid-April, traveled to the Bundy Ranch to provide armed support to a rancher during his standoff with the Bureau of Land Management. She says the Millers were kicked off the ranch within a few days for being "too extreme."

Months ago, Jerad captured the attention of Indiana Investigators after a threatening call to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles call center in January.
He was facing a $500 fine in Las Vegas for driving on a suspended license.

"I'm really sick and tired of all the (expletive) rules and (expletive) regulations. Absolutely insane," he said during a seven-and-a half minute recording. At the end, Miller says something to the BMV clerk that prompted Nevada police to send three anti-terrorism detectives to visit him.

"If they come to arrest me for noncompliance or whatever, I'm just going to start shooting people," Miller said.

At the time, investigators didn't think Miller's tirade was anything more than angry words.

"Ultimately at the end of the conversation, those three seasoned detectives did not determine there was a potential for an ongoing threat," said a Nevada police spokesman.

Funeral services for the second police officer killed during the ambush are set for Saturday.
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