BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A man the Baton Rouge Police Department identified as a person of interest in the missing person turned death investigation of a Georgia man is in custody Tuesday.
Police wanted Derrick Perkins, 45, for questioning in connection with the missing person case involving Nathan Millard, whose body was found last week near Scenic Highway. Millard was reportedly in Baton Rouge on a business trip before he went missing from downtown on Feb. 23.
Perkins was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday, March 14 and charged with probation violation, criminal damage to property, three counts of access device fraud and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
According to police documents, bank records showed Perkins made three purchases using Millard’s debit card at two different businesses on Highland Road. Investigators said surveillance footage showed Perkins using the debit card.
His bond was set to $14,000, according to jail records.