Authorities today confirmed the idenitfy of one of two suspects accused in a home invasion robbery that occurred Wednseday in French Valley.
Steven Ray Miler, 56, is being held on no bail at Southwest Detention Center for his alleged involvement in the robbery in which two women were pepper-sprayed and bound—one of them pistol-whipped.
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Miler, 6 feet and 180 pounds, was taken into custody at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, not far from Hidden Trail Court where the crime allegedly took place, according to sheriff's jail records.
Evidence of the home invasion was allegedly found in the car he was driving when apprehended on Auld Road, sheriff's officials said.
There was no word on whether a second suspect had been arrested yet.
One of the victims in the attack was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries, officials said.
Deputy Alberto Martinez, a spokesperson for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, said there were "no updates on the case, it is still on going and once information comes in we will update..."
Miler was being held on suspicion of violation of state parole, kidnapping for ransom or robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony and chemical assault.
The two men were allegedly inside the home when the two women arrived home. Wearing masks, they allegedly began assaulting the women.
While the suspects were leaving, the two victims were able to free themselves and run to a neighbor's residence for help, sheriff's officials said.
The neighbor was able to get a description of the suspect vehicle and relay that information to the police via 911, authorities said.
Anyone with further information regarding the case was asked to contact Investigator Gorlicki at the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Southwest Station at 951-696-3000.