Nathan Millard

Authorities in Louisiana have arrested a man who they say used the debit card of a Georgia father of five whose body was found rolled up in a carpet. He was also seen driving a stolen automobile near the crime scene in South Baton Rouge, where he tried to “hide” it.

WBRZ reported that 45-year-old Derrick Perkins was detained on Tuesday. He was charged with property damage, three counts of access device fraud, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and breaking his probation.

He was seen driving a 2004 Toyota Camry near the empty lot where 42-year-old Nathan Millard’s body, wrapped in plastic and rolled up in a carpet, was dumped after he died of an accidental overdose, according to police.

The automobile was found torched on Monday, a police official informed the news source.

Perkins had “disguised” the vehicle by spray-painting its bumper, removing a rear bumper sticker, and exchanging the license plate after news of Millard’s abduction “became national,” authorities claimed.

Derrick Perkins, 45, has been arrested after being sought for questioning in connection with the death of Georgia dad Nathan Millard.

Within days of Millard’s disappearance, he was seen on security camera using Millard’s debit card at two establishments on Highland Road, WBRZ reported, citing arrest records.

The site reports that his residence is less than a mile from the lot off Scenic Highway where Millard’s body was discovered on March 6.

Perkins, who was incarcerated in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, has not been charged with a crime in relation to the death.

Perkins was last seen driving this stolen Toyota Camry, which was found burned on Monday, police said.

The week prior, a video surfaced of Millard going along Florida Boulevard with an unidentified man shortly before his disappearance on February 22.

According to reports, he had just left Happy’s Irish Pub, when he was kicked out for drinking too much.

Police do not suspect foul play in this case, but the official cause of death is pending a full autopsy, and they are still investigating how Millard’s body was dumped.

His family has said police told them he likely died of an overdose.

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