Blair County man pleads guilty to assault, exposure

mcarroll@centredaily.comOctober 9, 2013 


A Blair County man could spend up to 10 years in state prison for attacking a police officer after being caught prowling outside a McKee Street home in March and peering into the window of a 13-year-old girl.

Dirk Millmore, of Williamsburg, has pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and prowling at night.

Prosecutors said that Millmore, who turns 63 on Sunday, faces three to 10 years in state prison on the charges.

A neighbor spotted Millmore prowling outside the home and called police. When they arrived, officers found Millmore hiding in shrubbery.

He ran from police and, after a brief chase, tried to hit an officer in the head with a piece of lumber. The officer was able to wrestle the board from Millmore and, with the help of other police officers, take the man into custody.

Prosecutors said the girl reported seeing what she believed to be camera flashes outside her window on separate occasions in the weeks leading up to the incident.

Tim Fleming, Millmore’s attorney, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Millmore had been free on bail since June 21, which he posted after it was lowered from $100,000 to $50,000, according to court documents.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 7 in Centre County court.

“This defendant’s conduct is highly disturbing on separate fronts,” District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in a statement. “Not only did he lurk in the shadows preying on a child for his own gratification, but (he) did his best to harm those tasked with stopping him.

“We should rest better knowing that our police are up to that task, and that (Millmore) will no longer prowl and peep in windows,” Parks Miller said.

Matt Carroll can be reached at 231-4631. Follow him on Twitter @Carrollreporter.

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