A man in the Monroe County Jail on an armed robbery charge has been charged with murder in Meigs County by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

Clifford Howard Jr., 39, Highway 68, Sweetwater and Athens, was arrested by Sweetwater Police last week after he allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in the Duck Park. Now, Howard has been charged in the murder of a Decatur man who was found bound on the side of the road by a school bus driver.

The deceased man was identified as Roger Miller, 60, and Miller’s ex-wife, Stacy Miller, has also been charged in the killing.

TBI told WTVC-Channel 9 in Chattanooga that Howard is accused of committing the murder and Stacy Miller helped facilitate it.

WVTC also reported the school bus driver who found the body had several children, ranging in age from elementary school to high school, on the bus, all of whom saw the body. The students were offered counseling if their families desired it.

Howard has been charged with first-degree murder, felony murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and theft over $10,000. He is being held without bond.

Stacy Miller was arrested in McMinn County after a short foot chase, and charged with facilitation of first-degree murder, facilitation of felony murder, facilitation of aggravated robbery, facilitation of aggravated kidnapping, and theft over $10,000. She was booked into the Meigs County Jail on a $375,000 bond.

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