Baton Rouge, Louisiana police have arrested a man wanted for questioning in the death of Nathan Millard, who was found dead in a rolled-up rug more than a week after he went missing while on a business trip.
Derrick Perkins, 45, was arrested Monday night and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parochial Jail. He has been charged with violating his probation, criminal damage to property, access device fraud and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, the Baton Rouge Police Department said in a statement. facebook post.
Perkins was also wanted by police investigating Millard’s death.
Police documents indicate that Perkins allegedly used Millard’s debit card in two places, Baton Rouge NBC affiliate WVLA reported. Investigators said there is security video showing Perkins using the card.
Authorities did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday.
Millard, 42, of Covington, Georgia, went missing on February 23 after leaving a Baton Rouge pub. His body was found on March 6 on Scenic Highway. Sergeant L’Jean McKneely told WVLA that his body was wrapped in plastic and rolled up in a rug.
Baton Rouge Captain Kevin Hines told reporters at a news conference last week that police did not believe it was foul play.
Police and Texas EquuSearch, an organization that helps search for missing people, said Millard went to a Louisiana State University basketball game and then Happy’s Irish Pub with a customer before leaving around 11:30 p.m. Security footage from area businesses showed Millard went to a Greyhound station, where a security guard offered to call an Uber or contact police.
Hines said Millard «didn’t seem distressed» and that the security guard thought he «was out of character.» Millard declined attendance and went off on his own, Hines said last week.
The last time Millard was seen on security video was around 4:30 a.m. on February 23. Hines did not say if Millard was with anyone or where he was last seen, but he told reporters that investigators do not believe Millard died where his body was found.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office said there was no evidence of internal or external trauma. A spokesman said Wednesday that the cause and manner of death will be released once the autopsy is complete.