DOJ Seal

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 19, 2019
Justin Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Wood County Man Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Prison for Throwing Bottles of Chemicals at Law Enforcement Officers

A Wood County man was sentenced to more than nine years in prison for a chase in which he lit and threw bottles of chemicals at law enforcement officers.

William B. Milliron, 47, of Bloomdale, was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison. He previously pleaded guilty to charges including assault of a federal officer, being a felon in possession of firearms and drug charges.

"There will be serious consequences for anyone who assaults our police officers or federal agents," U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said.

U.S. Marshals were searching for Milliron near Bowling Green on Feb. 24, 2017, because of a probation violation in Florida. They spotted Milliron and attempted to pull over Milliron, who fled. Marshals pursued and officers from the North Baltimore Police Department joined the chase, according to court documents.

Milliron began throwing bottles containing unknown substances at the pursuing cars, and one of the bottles exploded on the front end and windshield of the police vehicle, according to court documents.

The pursuit continued into Fostoria and then Findlay, when Milliron’s vehicle went off the road and crashed. Milliron was arrested and had 13 rounds of ammunition in his pants pocket, according to court documents.

The substance in the bottles was found to be a combination of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine. The chemicals are highly volatile, toxic and combustible. The bottles had paper wicks which were charred from being lit on fire, according to court documents.

Milliron has multiple felony convictions in Florida for crimes including grand theft of firearms, resisting an officer with violence, battery on an officer, manufacture of methamphetamine and other crimes, according to court documents.

The investigating agency in this case is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas P. Weldon.



Columbus Field Division