JACKSON COUNTY, MISS. — The alleged “handsome guy” bandit has been taken from a Jackson County, Mississippi, hospital to the county jail to await extradition to Texas. Steven Ray Milam, 44, of Tyler is accused of nearly a dozen North Texas bank robberies over the last year, including a weekend heist in Richardson. Sheriff Mike Byrd tells KETK he shot out Milam’s right rear tire on his red VW Jetta while traveling northbound on Interstate Highway10 near Pascagoula, Mississippi, Tuesday morning around 10:00, after a 17 mile pursuit, and after three different attempts to stop Milam’s vehicle.
Milam faces up to 12 counts of armed bank robbery in the Dallas area, along with attempted capital murder charges related to an attack on a Richardson police officer. Byrd said Milam would also be charged in Mississippi with evading arrest, stemming from Tuesday’s pursuit. The Richardson Police Department says the U.S. Marshal’s Office will be traveling to Mississippi in order to extradite Milam to Dallas County sometime later this week.