CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Two Harrison County residents allegedly killed a man for talking to police about a break-in.
Police arrested two Lumberport residents—Shane Andrew Miller, 21, and Tracy Renee Miller, 19—on Wednesday and charged them with first-degree murder in the death Clarksburg’s Darrell Golden. The 58-year-old Golden was reported missing March 17, and his body was found March 20 near a pond on Jones Run Road.
The criminal complaint said Golden’s disappearance was believed linked to a breaking and entering in Clarksburg that Shane Miller had committed but Golden knew about. Investigators said tips led them to Shane and Tracy Miller after Shane was heard discussing Golden’s death. He was allegedly upset that Golden had talked to police about the crime at the Blue Bird store.
Investigators allege Shane and Tracy Miller beat Golden with beer bottles, knocking him unconscious. The criminal complaint said Shane Miller dragged Golden to the Jones Run pond and Tracy Miller held his head face down in the water until he was dead.
According to the criminal complaint, the pair left his body underwater but the water level dropped and the body was spotted by a fisherman. The Millers allegedly left their bloody clothes at the scene and tried to clean blood out of Shane Miller’s car.
They are both in the North Central Regional Jail without bail.