PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested two from Port Charlotte Thursday involved in a traffic stop, a foot chase, a burglary, outstanding warrants, and drugs. Jennifer Anne Shim, 31, and Kalim Nyabinghi Miller, 41, were arrested on multiple charges. This is Miller’s 31st booking with 45 records.
An alert deputy at 5:12 p.m. observed Shim driving a green Buick knowing she does not have a valid driver’s license. The deputy followed her and saw Miller throw something out the window; a traffic stop was made at Gandy Street and Catherine Avenue. Both exited the vehicle, Shim dropped her purse and they both fled with the deputy chasing them. Unable to locate them, the deputy returned to her cruiser and waited for backup. A search of Shim’s purse found three hypodermic needles, two silver spoons with residue.
Moments later deputies heard a noise coming 22226 Catherine Avenue and observed Miller run into a shed by breaking a window. Miller was ordered out but he refused. When backup arrived, Miller was grabbed and pulled him out; Shim was also found inside. A search found two hypodermic needles where they were standing, and a glass smoking pipe with Cocaine residue. A search of Shim located another needle in her bra; that needle and the ones in her purse all tested positive for opiates, same for the needle a deputy locate that Miller threw from the car. Shim was transported to the Charlotte County Jail while Miller was taken to Peace River Regional Medical Center and treated for minor injuries from the broken glass in the shed door. He was then taken to the County Jail.
Both were charged with Burglary, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Opiates, Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia, and Resisting Arrest. Shim was additionally charged with Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, and is being held on an outstanding Sarasota County Sheriff’s warrant for theft. Warrants for Miller include Failure to Appear, and Violating a Court Order. Miller and Shim remain in the County Jail.