A 45-year-old man has been taken into custody after a father was found dead wrapped in a rolled-up carpet in Baton Rouge.
Derrick Perkins was arrested on charges of three counts of access device fraud, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and damage to property.
According to the Daily Mail, he is not accused of killing father-of-five Nathan Millard but is accused of using his debit card.
Perkins was allegedly spotted driving a stolen 2004 Toyota Camry near the area where Millard’s remains were found.
The father-of-five was found dead rolled up in a carpet and wrapped in plastic near 2900 block of Scenic Hwy, Baton Rouge. He reportedly died of an accidental overdose.
Perkins allegedly spray painted the vehicle’s bumper, swapped license plates and removed stickers when the news about the father’s death broke out.
The car was then found burned but Perkins hasn’t been accused of killing Millard, who was a father to four teenage boys and a 7-year-old girl.
According to reports, Millard was last seen around 11:30 pm on February 23 at Happy’s Irish Pub on Third Street in the downtown area.
The father from Georgia was only in the area to check a job site for the construction company he worked for.
The cause of death is still unknown as of this writing.
Millard’s grieving wife, Amber, told WSB TB that he had FaceTimed her that night but she didn’t receive any text from him when she woke up the next day, which she said was unusual for the father of five.
Police then informed her that a surveillance video showed a person withdrawing money using Millard’s debit card at the ATM near a Greyhound bus station.
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