State Police have arrested Kirk “Bucky” Miller, 32, of
Doddridge County for the alleged double homicide of Mike and Julie
The murders are believed to have occurred late Saturday
night, Apr. 4, at the Flanagan home at 916 Left Fork Creek, Millstone.
Corp. F.L. Hammack and other members assigned to the
Spencer detachment were following up on the homicides, when troopers
received information that Miller had been in the vicinity of the crime
scene at the time of the murders.
After an interview with Miller, enough probable cause
was developed to arrest him for the murders, and he was lodged in North
Central Regional Jail.
Hammack said that Miller confessed that he had been
thinking about murder three weeks before it occurred.
The events that led up to the murders started around
Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1). Miller said that he and Mike Flanagan had an
arrangement of selling marijuana and dividing the profits.
Miller would ask Mike Flanagan for his share and
Flanagan would say they he didn’t have the money. Miller said he would
get more angry each time Flanagan refused to pay, and three weeks before
the crime occurred he was thinking about murder.
Two or three days before the murders were committed,
Miller said that he knew what he had to do. In his statement to police,
Miller said that he shot Mike and Julie Flanagan multiple times with a
Remington 1187 semi-automatic 12 gauge.
Miller told police that he acted alone.
Hammack said when police were processing the scene, they
found an “indoor grow” upstairs, a very efficient system of growing
When looking for suspects(s), police believed that the
perpetrator would be someone familiar with the Flanagans, was somehow
involved in drug activity, and was upset with Mike Flanagan, due to the
nature of injuries he sustained.
Police believe that Miller’s version of the crime, and
the fact that a daily diary kept by Julie Flanagan had its final entry
on Apr. 4, sets the time of the crime as late that night or early
Kirk “Bucky” Miller
Hammack said that Miller’s preliminary hearing was held Monday,
and that Miller will have to go in front of a circuit judge for bond.
Police will seek an indictment for two counts of murder
during the September term of circuit court in Calhoun County.
Miller is now being held at Central Regional Jail,