Police Searching For 2 Suspected Sex Workers They Believe Witnessed Death Of Georgia Businessman Found Rolled Up Carpet
Arrest warrants have been filed in Louisiana against a pair of suspected sex workers who were allegedly with Nathan Millard when he overdosed and died in a drug house in Baton Rouge, police say.
According to WBRZ, the women, identified as Tabbetha Barner and Tiffany Guidry, had arrest warrants issued against them after detectives interviewed Derrick Perkins, an accused drug dealer who was arrested on March 20 on charges related to dumping Millard’s body and illegally using his debit card, Front Page Detectives previously reported.
Perkins told detectives he initially picked up Millard and two other people, identified only as “L.M.” and “C,” in the early morning hours of Feb. 23. He claimed all three allegedly were looking for drugs and they drove around in his car for hours “getting high” on crack cocaine.
Around 4:00 a.m., Perkins said they went to a gas station and the three of them went inside for Millard to get cash from the ATM. However, Millard came back out alone and told Perkins to take him somewhere else because he thought L.M. and C were trying to “set him up to rob him,” officials said.
They left the gas station and Perkins said Millard told him he wanted a “white girl” and “to go somewhere safe,” authorities said.
Perkins said they picked up Guidry in the area and then went to a convenience store for Millard to withdraw cash before they headed to a house nearby, police said. Millard allegedly said he wanted more “white girls,” so Perkins said he went to pick up Barner from her home, WBRZ reported.
According to police, Perkins brought Barner back to the house and Millard and the women started shooting up drugs with a syringe, so he stepped outside because he cringes when people use drugs intravenously. He said, "They were all up in there doing that s***. I don't f*** with that s***," police said.
The three then asked Perkins to go pick up some miscellaneous items from a nearby store using Millard’s debit card, Perkins told police. Millard wouldn’t give Perkins his pin and told him to run it as credit. Perkins got back to the house and said he smoked crack cocaine on the front porch while he waited for the three to finish having sex, according to police.
Sometime after sunrise, Barner asked Perkins to go pick up some more drugs, officials said. When he returned, Perkins claims Barner ran out of the house saying Millard was dead, WBRZ reported.
Barner allegedly left the house, but then came back with a brown pack and bottle that was allegedly Narcan and used it on Millard, Perkins said. Barner allegedly told Perkins that Millard “was alright” and “would be good,” but Perkins said Millard was still not awake.
They tried to administer CPR on Millard, but were not successful. Perkins said the two women told him to “get rid of the body” and then Barner left the house, according to WBRZ.
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Perkins told police he “panicked” and had Guidry help him roll up Millard in the rug he was lying on and loaded his body into the trunk of his car.
He said he eventually disposed of the body in a vacant lot where his remains were found on March 6, police said. Perkins thought whatever Barner gave Millard is what caused his death, telling police that she “uses any drug that is available to her,” police said.
Perkins claims he sold his car after getting rid of the body to some unknown men in the neighborhood and he said they are the ones that torched the vehicle, which was not too far from where Millard’s body was dumped, officials said.
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Officers also talked with Barner, who claimed she never met Millard and Perkins showed up at her house that morning looking for Narcan, police said. She said she tried to go with Perkins to help, but couldn’t because Guidry was in the front seat and the backseat was too cluttered to sit down.
Barner claims she saw Perkins again around 11:00 a.m. that morning at a convenience store using Millard’s card, WBRZ reported. She said she left the store with Perkins and Guidry, allegedly getting in the backseat this time, and she was hoping to “get her fix.”
Once they got to the house, Barner said she never went inside and just left once she realized Perkins had no drugs for her, according to WBRZ. She told police she heard Perkins say he had to “go check on dude” and she later realized he was talking about Millard after seeing news reports and hearing about his involvement from “people in the streets,” officials said.
Perkins was charged with unlawful disposal of remains, obstruction of justice, criminal damage to property and failure to seek assistance, officials said.
Barner and Guidry are facing charges of prostitution and failure to seek assistance. WBRZ reported that Guidry was taken into custody on the morning of March 24 and she was booked on an additional charge of unlawful disposal of remains.
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