Parents of Missing Infant Arrested After Attempting to Flee Law Enforcement

By on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

NORTH POWDER – (Information from the Union County Sheriff’s Office) In a previous release, the Oregon Department of Human Services confirmed that now six-month-old Oakley Miller had been found on October 30 after being listed as missing on August 3. Oakley was reportedly with his parents, McKinzie Simonis and Remington Miller during that time. A new release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the circumstances of Oakley’s retrieval and the arrest of Simonis and Miller. The release is as follows:

“On Sunday, October 30th, 2022, at approximately 1225 hrs., a Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, attempted to contact Remington Pierre Miller (DOB-04/02/1987) at the Sinclair station in North Powder, OR. Mr. Miller, who had felony warrants for his arrest, fled in a vehicle and was pursued by the Union County Sheriff’s deputy, assisted by Oregon State Police. Mr. Miller abandoned his vehicle on Forrest Service Road 4350 and fled on foot with passenger McKinzie Breanna-Rose Simonis (DOB-06/18/1998) and their six-month-old child. The couple was tracked through snow covered woods by Deputy Dane Jensen and K-9 Molly assisted by Oregon State Police Troopers who eventually took them into custody at about 1655 hours.  

Remington Miller was arrested and charged with Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle (811.540), Attempt to Elude on Foot (811.540), Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (163A.040), and two counts of Recklessly Endangering (163.195). He was also arrested on felony Klamath County warrants and a felony State Parole Board warrant.  

McKinzie Simonis was arrested on a Union County warrant for Failure to Appear in the Second Degree (162.195). The six-month-old infant was listed as a missing person and there was a court order to place the child in state protective custody. Department of Human Services was contacted and responded, taking custody of the infant.  

The Union County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Human Services for their assistance.”