Wife charged with tampering with evidence and obstructing justice
A South Hazelwood Avenue woman made her initial appearance on charges of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice this afternoon in Youngstown Municipal Court, and her husband was wanted on a murder warrant in connection with a recent homicide, in which the victim’s body was found on the city’s East Side.
Megan Miller, a cashier in the city finance department, appeared by video-arraignment from the county jail before Judge Elizabeth Kobly, who set her bond at $50,000 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for 9:45 a.m. Thursday.
Miller’s husband, Randall, was to turn himself in to police this afternoon, according to Jeff Limbian, defense lawyer for the Millers.
The charges against the Millers pertain to the case of James Brown, 33, of Youngstown, who was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head and lying on his back in a pile of shattered glass on the west side of South Truesdale Avenue, just south of Shehy Street, at 3:40 a.m. Saturday.
Police observed the gunshot wound to the center of Brown’s head and said the glass appeared to have been auto glass.