BREAKING NEWS | Person of interest in Nathan Millard case in custody

BATON ROUGE — The man police named a person of interest in the Nathan Millard case is now in custody, sources confirm to Unfiltered with Kiran.

Derrick Perkins, 45, was arrested Monday, March 13 in Baton Rouge, sources confirm. He was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, access device fraud and as a fugitive.

Baton Rouge Police reached out to the public in helping find Perkins last Friday after they had been searching for him for several days to no avail. Perkins has been booked as a fugitive along with other charges.

Perkins was wanted for questioning in the Millard case. It’s unclear at this time what connection, if any, Perkins has to the case and if he will be charged or not. Those details are critical to the case and if released, could jeopardize the investigation.

UWK has also learned Perkins’ vehicle was found torched close to where Millard’s body was recovered. Sources confirm a cadaver dog was able to lead officers to Perkins’ car, specifically the trunk, despite it being burnt.

Perkins was a “wanted suspect” for charges unrelated to the Millard case: probation violation, criminal damage to property, three counts of access device fraud and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Millard death investigation

Millard, 42, disappeared February 22 during what was supposed to be a quick 24-hour work trip. Millard was reportedly in town to meet with a client at a construction site. 

His body was found around 3 a.m. on March 6 after someone called saying there was a bad smell off of Scenic Hwy. near Chippewa St. in Baton Rouge.

When officials responded to the 2900 block of Scenic Hwy., they found Millard’s body wrapped up in a rug and plastic. Sources say the body was badly decomposing.


WATCH NOW: INTERVIEW WITH MAN WHO FOUND NATHAN MILLARD

An autopsy by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office reveals there was no internal or external trauma to the body. The cause and manner of death will have to wait on the final results of a toxicology report.

Millard’s wife, Amber, has requested the Louisiana State Police to take over the investigation from the Baton Rouge Police Dept. She spoke one-on-one with Unfiltered with Kiran on who her husband was and how she feels about BRPD’s response to her husband’s disappearance and death investigations.

WATCH NOW: INTERVIEW WITH MILLARD’S WIFE

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