Macon Police Make Arrest In First 2010 Homicide

7:23 PM, Jan 20, 2010   |    comments
  • Willie Frank Miller Sr. was found fatally shot in his home on Patridge Drive nearly two weeks ago.
  • 40-year old Roosevelt Anderson Jr. faces charges of malice murder and theft by receiving.
    
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Macon police arrested a suspect in the first homicide of this year.

78-year old Willie Frank Miller Sr. was found dead at his home on Partridge Drive on Jan. 7.  His son, Willie Miller Jr. found his body.

Macon police arrested 40-year-old Roosevelt Anderson Jr. on Tuesday.

Anderson is accused of malice murder and theft by receiving.

In a news conference Wednesday, police said Anderson stole Miller's car and got into an accident on Jan.6, the day before the murder was reported. 

Police say he ran from the accident.  

Police say the accident happened on Mumford Road and Napier Avenue.  They say Anderson was driving Miller's Toyota Corolla and hit the side of a tractor-trailer truck owned by Florida Rock and Tank Lines and driven by Parry Lee James of Macon.

Police say the truck was going through the intersection under a green light, when the Toyota hit the side of the trailer.  James was not injured.

Captain Robert Grabowski says investigators were able to piece together information from the accident to the killing.  

Grabrowski says no weapon has been found and the killing is not gang-related.

Police say Anderson has been arrested several times before, on charges ranging from robbery to aggravated assault on a police officer.

Macon Police Chief Mike Burns says Miller's death and two other fatal shootings this month happened in west Macon, an area that is now getting extra police attention.

"Well, we have beefed up patrol in the third precinct, and that's where all three (homicides) have happened at, so we've got extra patrol there, it is hard to predict where a homicide gonna happen or for what reason," said Burns.

Macon police have made arrests in two out of the three killings this year but need help in the latest shooting.

Nathaniel Jones was killed after two men knocked on a door and asked for drugs. Police say they kicked the door down and began shooting.

If you have any information on the case call 1-877-68-CRIME.

 

 

 

 

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