Man arraigned for East Side homicide

By joe gorman


A man wanted in a murder last month surrendered to police Monday.

Randall Miller, 38, is in Mahoning County jail on a bond of $500,000 after his arraignment later Monday before Judge Robert Milich of Youngstown Municipal Court on a murder charge.

Prosecutors asked for a higher bond because of Miller’s past criminal record, including three resisting-arrest charges and two obstructing-official- business charges.

Police have charged Miller with the death of Frank James Brown, 33, who was found lying dead of a gunshot wound next to a pile of auto glass on South Truesdale Avenue on the East Side about 3:40 a.m. Sept. 28.

Miller’s wife, Megan Miller, 36, a cashier in the city finance department, is in jail charged with tampering with evidence after she told police the car her husband had been driving was not cleaned or otherwise handled after Brown’s death.

A search warrant served on the car, however, showed that auto glass had been replaced and there was evidence someone tried to clean the interior. Police also searched their South Hazelwood Avenue home Friday.

Megan Miller was taken into custody Thursday and arraigned Friday in municipal court. She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

Court records show Randall Miller also has two past driving-under-the-influence charges from Boardman, the last earlier this year and one from Austintown.

An affidavit for a search warrant said Randall Miller planned to have a drink with Brown on Sept. 27 and that his wife had told investigators he had been driving her car. A car just like it was spotted at the crime scene and traced back to the Millers, according to the affidavit.

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