A DeSoto Parish man charged with a business burglary in Shreveport earlier this year was found guilty at trial this week in Caddo District Court.

Craig Lewis Miller, 50, of Stonewall, who also has used the alias Craig Cox, was convicted unanimously by the two-man, four-woman jury Thursday, December 6, 2018, after about 90 minutes of deliberation. The trial commenced Wednesday, December 5, 2018, before District Judge Katherine Dorroh.

The jury determined that on February 18, 2018, Miller and a co-defendant broke into Royal Contractors on Francais Drive and stole tools and other items from the business. They were seen by the business owner, who followed them when they left and alerted Shreveport police, who arrested the pair nearby.

At his sentencing December 12, 2018, Miller faces a sentence of up to 12 years with or without hard labor and a fine of up to $2,000. But in light of prior convictions, the state will seek enhanced sentencing penalties.

Prosecutors were Section 1 Assistant District Attorneys Jason Waltman, Nancy Berger-Schneider and Mallory Richard. Miller was defended by David McClatchey.