Man pleads not guilty to his third assault

Published 5:00 pm Saturday, October 16, 2010

An Austin man who allegedly hit a woman on the side of her head pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony domestic assault on Thursday.

Court documents said that Roger David Miller, 51, allegedly threatened to “kick the crap” out of the woman and her daughter. Miller then allegedly got in the passenger seat of the woman’s car and hit her on the right side of the head with his forearm when she attempted to remove him from the vehicle.

When Lyle-Mapleview police arrived, Miller said the woman had hit him on the right knee with a bottle. Police later identified an injury on Miller’s knee.

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Miller’s blood alcohol content when he was arrested was .216.

Court documents state Miller told police he “would not ever hit” the woman.

Miller has been convicted of two past assaults on the woman in March 2006 and July 2007.

Miller’s pre-trial is set for Nov. 12 with a jury trial on Dec. 6. District Court Judge Fred Wellmann will see the case.