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story.lead_photo.caption Roderick Mills. Photo by Pulaski County sheriff's office.

Authorities have arrested a 29-year-old suspected of fatally stabbing a man in the neck near a Little Rock addiction treatment center earlier this week, police said.

Little Rock police arrested Roderick Damon Mills Friday morning on suspicion of first-degree murder and robbery, a police spokesman confirmed.

Authorities said Mills stabbed Nicky Anthony, 58, on Tuesday evening in the 2900 block of Springer Boulevard, a block away from the drug and alcohol recovery center Nehemiah House.

Police haven't said what led to the attack.

Medical crews brought Anthony to the hospital where he later died of his injuries, a police report said. His killing marked the city's 12th homicide of the year.

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According to Arkansas court records, Mills pleaded guilty to a robbery and another felony in 2009, his only criminal offense listed in the online database.

A Pulaski County judge sentenced him to 20 years in state prison. The Arkansas Parole Board approved his release on Jan. 16, 2018, records show.

Mills' bond hasn't been set in the latest charge. He's being held in the Pulaski County jail, an inmate roster shows.


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  • ZeebronZ
    March 15, 2019 at 4:31 p.m.

    This time he'll go up for good. This time.

  • seitan
    March 15, 2019 at 5:53 p.m.

    The man he killed was a nice homeless man who was doing his best to stay sober. Took good care of his dog. If they prove this is who killed him, yes, he needs to go away for a long time.

  • LR1955
    March 15, 2019 at 6:40 p.m.

    Police haven't said what led to the attack.

    Anthony had something the killer wanted so he killed Anthony & took it. Simple as that. Totally senseless when someone robs and kills a man that has practically nothing.

  • titleist10
    March 15, 2019 at 7:02 p.m.

    Easier to rob and murder than work 8 hours a day pay taxes and contribute to a CIVILIZED SOCIETY SEND HIM BACK TO THE JUNGLE

  • HM2
    March 15, 2019 at 8:04 p.m.

    Roderick THE DEMON Mills, you can look in his eyes and see Satan looking back at you. I say send the devil home.

  • HM2
    March 15, 2019 at 8:06 p.m.

    And do it quickly, don't take twenty years.

  • marygracetimmermangmailcom
    March 16, 2019 at 1:01 a.m.

    Nicky Anthony was a kind man. Not a perfect one, but a loving one. He is finally free from his demons. Lock Mills up.

  • abb
    March 16, 2019 at 8:45 a.m.

    RIP Nick....helped out alot around Dorcas/The Van/Nehemiah house. Good guy.