A Charles City man who was one of the last people to see Evelyn Miller alive one year ago was arrested Thursday for making false statements to investigators. Dan Slick of Charles City was indicted for knowingly giving a false statement to federal agents. Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer says while it is a federal case, it’s linked to the Miller murder investigation.
State and federal authorities arrested Danny Slick on a federal indictment charging him with giving untruthful information to a federal agency. Dettmer says it stems from information he gave during the Evelyn Miller investigation, so while it’s linked to the case in that respect it’s a federal charge and “separate from anything that we do.”
An indictment released Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office says Slick admitted to lying to investigators after 5-year-old Miller disappeared last July first. Dettmer says she feels the investigation has turned an important corner with the arrest. She says the public now knows, at least in part, why the investigation’s taken so long. She adds it helps make clear they’re investigating several other people in the case.
Dettmer says despite the arrest of Slick, authorities are still continuing to seek information from the public. There’s still a reward and she’s still hoping for more information. Dettmer says she can’t predict any time frame for moving the case forward, “because we’re dependent upon what other people do.”
Dettmer says they’ve identified other people questioned in the Miller case who have not been truthful, and more charges could be filed in the near future. This is the only charge so far, but though they haven’t gotten to the point of making a decision to file more charges yet, they’re under investigation and Dettmer says, “it’s certainly possible.”
Slick and another man, Randy Patrie, said they were at the child’s home the night she disappeared and Slick later told investigators he’d lied to them about the whereabouts that night of a companion referred to as “R-P.”