Police arrest man wanted for questioning in Nathan Millard case

Posted at 1:30 PM, March 13, 2023 and last updated 2:03 PM, July 7, 2023


BATON ROUGE (Court TV) — Baton Rouge police have arrested a man wanted for questioning in the case of a Georgia man who died while on a business trip.

Last week, authorities said Derrick Perkins, 45, was “needed for questioning” in the Nathan Millard case. Perkins was also wanted for probation violation, criminal damage to property, three counts of access device fraud, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, said Baton Rouge Police.

On Tuesday, authorities announced Perkins had been taken into custody “without incident.”

Derrick Perkins & Nathan Millard police provided photos

These undated photos provided by the Baton Rouge Police Department show Derrick Perkins (L) and Nathan Millard (R). Police have said Perkins is wanted for questioning the case of Millard, whose body was found days after he was reported missing on a business trip in Baton Rouge. (Baton Rouge Police Department)

Police said no foul play is suspected in the death of 42-year-old Nathan Millard, whose body was found wrapped in a rug on March 6. A coroner’s report indicted there was “no internal or external trauma” and Millard’s family was reportedly told “he likely died of an accidental overdose,” reported WAFB.

Millard was last seen Feb. 23 in downtown Baton Rouge. He had attended an LSU basketball game and had dinner with a business client. He was supposed to return to his nearby hotel room afterwards, but never made it. Police used surveillance footage to track his movements up until 4:30 am. He was last spotted “walking with a person in a light-colored shirt and shorts,” reported WSB-TV.

Baton Rouge police have asked anyone with information in the case to contact the department at (225) 389-2000 or Crime Stoppers at (225)344-7867.

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