A Charles City man accused of lying as part of the Evelyn Miller murder investigation is in jail after missing a court date. Dan Slick didn’t appear for his scheduled hearing in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids yesterday and was immediately arrested and taken to the Floyd County Jail in Charles City.
The hearing was going decide whether Slick violated the conditions of his pre-trial release by using drugs. That hearing now will be held today. Slick was charged in June with lying to authorities during the investigation into the death of five-year-old Evelyn Miller, who disappeared from her mother’s apartment near Floyd on July first 2005, only to be found five days later dead in the Cedar River.
Slick had originally been slated to go on trial on the charge September fifth, but his trial now is slated to start on October second after his attorney asked for more time because he had not talked to Slick since his arraignment on June 29th.