Help, Support, and Contact Information:

WHPO Radio | 101 Country

Local News & Information

Warrant issued in fatal Danville shooting

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 33-year-old Danville man charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old on Sunday.

Derrick L. Miller on Monday in the death of Scottie L. Polk of Danville faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery.

If convicted of murder, Miller could be sentenced to 20 to 60 years in prison and would have to serve 100 percent of the sentence. If convicted of aggravated battery, a Class X felony with special penalty provisions because a gun was used in committing the crime, Miller could be sentenced to six to 30 years in prison and would have to serve 85 percent of the sentence

“It appears (Miller and Mr. Polk) knew each other, and it was the result of some dispute,” the prosecutor said.

He added that the shooting doesn’t appear to be drug-related.

He said law enforcement agencies are alerted to the warrant and Danville police, assisted by the United States Marshals Service, have been conducting a search for Miller since Monday afternoon. Thomason said Miller is to be considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Danville police.

Story contributed by “The.News-Gazette”

Back to News