‘Midnight Rider’ Director Randall Miller Violated Probation by Filming Overseas, Georgia Officials Say

Miller filmed “Higher Grounds” in Serbia, London and Columbia last year

Last Updated: May 29, 2020 @ 4:02 PM

“Midnight Rider” director Randall Miller violated his probation by shooting a new independent film overseas, Georgia officials from the Department of Community Supervision told TheWrap Friday.

“After a thorough review of the case and collaboration with our partners in law enforcement, it has been determined that Mr. Miller’s actions result in a violation of his probation, and appropriate action will be taken,” Brian Tukes, a spokesman for the department, said in a statement.

Local prosecutors can now seek a warrant for Miller’s arrest, though a representative for the Superior Criminal department in Wayne County told TheWrap that no violation has been filed as of Friday.

Miller, who served a year in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass over the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during the 2014 shoot of “Midnight Rider,” ran afoul of Georgia officials after they were informed that Miller had shot the indie movie “Higher Grounds” in Serbia, London and Columbia last year.

Miller was released in 2016, given 10 years probation and barred from working as a director or filmmaker with any supervision over safety.

Miller’s lawyer, Ed Garland, did not immediately return a request for comment.

Jones, 27, was killed on Feb. 20, 2014, during the shoot of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider” when an oncoming freight train struck her and injured eight others.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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