Property inside linked the pair to an earlier burglary in Potter Valley in which five firearms were stolen. None of the guns were in the car.
Neither of the suspects was found during a nightlong search of the area, but Skaggs, a Redwood Valley resident, was apprehended the next morning after he was spotted walking on South State Street in Ukiah. He was unarmed, authorities said.
Skaggs bailed out of jail Feb. 13 while awaiting prosecution on a vehicle pursuit that left a CHP officer badly injured, and he was wanted on a robbery and burglary reported six days after his release.
He was arrested Tuesday for suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy, evasion, robbery, burglary and other charges, and was being held without bail, with a court appearance scheduled Thursday morning.
Miller has a violent past that includes two arrests for assault with a deadly weapon and convictions for intimidating a witness and receipt of stolen property, county and state corrections officials said.
Miller has been at large since Monday night, provoking worried calls from residents of the area, Van Patten said.
Allman said Miller has ties to a prison gang and was arrested three times last year for violation of parole in Sonoma County after his January 2012 release from San Quentin State Penitentiary, where he served about 14 months, a state corrections representative said.
There was no record of his having been returned to San Quentin on parole violation, however, corrections department spokesman Bill Sessa said. It's possible he served some additional time in county jail, though it was unclear.