Athens PD arrests teen in connection with murder

Athens PD arrests teen in connection with murder
Henderson County Jail

POSTED: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:25am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:13pm

Athens Police have reported the arrest of one person related to the June 8 murder of Cedrick  Collins.

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Raheem Mark Miller, 18, of Athens, was arrested on a Capital Murder warrant and booked into the Henderson County Justice Center. Bond on Miller has been set at  $2 million.

Collins, 23, of Malakoff, was found lying beside his vehicle in the 700 Block of Robbins Road on June 8th with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Collins was transported to the local hospital and died a short time later.   

Based on information developed during the investigation, Collins was shot during the course of being robbed. Detective Adam Parkins obtained an arrest warrant for Miller for the offense of Capital Murder.

Athens police detectives, with the assistance of the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Rangers, continue to investigate this crime. Additional arrests in the case are expected.

Anyone with information relating to this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Parkins at 903-675-5454. Tips can also be reported to the Henderson County Crime Stoppers by calling 800-545-8477, or online at

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