JPD searching for man who walked away from halfway house

Incident highlighted as 'Crime of the Week'
Derek McMillian

Police are searching for a man who walked away from a Juneau halfway house last week and are asking the public to assist in locating him.

Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell said Derek McMillian, 39, escaped Gastineau Human Services Halfway House on Aisek Street at about 5:50 p.m. on Jan. 3. He left the facility against staff instructions, possibly after taking drugs in a bathroom, according to a JPD release.

Sell said McMillian has a lengthy criminal history in Florida and Alaska, including drug offenses, robbery, vehicle theft and assault. His nickname is “Kilo,” a reference to drug amounts.

Police describe McMillian as a Hispanic male, about six feet tall and 225 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a green sweatshirt and blue jeans, running from the halfway house to Glacier Highway toward Western Auto.

Sells warns the public not to approach McMillian and instead immediately contact the JPD at 500-0600.

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