Police arrest man who allegedly had body parts in stolen car
Police arrest man who allegedly had body parts in stolen car (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP){p}{/p}

LAS VEGAS (WKRC) — A Nevada man is being charged with murder after the police say they found severed body parts in his car that he admitted to stealing.

On Dec. 23, patrol officers tried to stop a man in his truck and began a chase, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The department's air unit saw Eric Holland, 57, get out of his Toyota Tundra truck and jump into a golden Chevrolet Avalanche truck. Police say Holland fled the police a second time and the chase led them to an apartment complex, according to CNN.

Holland allegedly threw objects at the police to resist arrest, but he was eventually taken into custody.

The police say they found several human body parts in the bed of the truck, including a plastic bag with a severed head. The golden truck reportedly had coolers that contained two human legs and an apparent human torso, according to a criminal complaint.

The victim has been identified as Richard P. Miller by the Clark County coroner's office, and the cause of death resulted from multiple gunshot wounds.

Holland is a prior felon in Nevada, California, and Texas, The Mercury News reports.

A judge denied bail for Holland after he was named a suspect in Miller's homicide.

"Proof is evident and the presumption is great that Mr. Holland committed murder," the judge said in an interview.

Bail was denied for Holland, who has been named a suspect in Miller's homicide. Holland has not entered a plea, but his public defender, P. David Westbrook, says that Holland stole a truck that just happened to have the body parts in them, according to an article.

An alleged motive for Holland has not been released yet, but authorities say that Holland and Miller knew each other.

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