A couple at the center of a workplace homicide had filed divorce papers in October, according to Galveston County court records.

Documents related to the Oct. 12 divorce filing weren’t immediately accessible through the county’s web-based archive, however.

Brian Edward Miller, 58, was charged with murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of Crystal Lynn Patterson, 36, inside the Timewise Food Store in the 400 block of state Highway 146, according to Texas City police.

Miller was being held Tuesday evening at the Texas City jail on $250,000 bond awaiting transfer to the Galveston County Jail, police said.

Police said they were called to the store about 9:30 p.m. and found Patterson dead.

About 45 minutes later, police received a call from a friend of Miller’s who told dispatchers Miller was claiming to have stabbed his wife.

Miller was taken into custody at a home in the 900 block of Lane Road without incident, police said.

Miller has a history of arrests dating back to 1986, according to Galveston County court records.

He most recently was convicted of evading arrest in 2018. Before that, he was convicted on felony drug charges in 2015 and 2016.

Miller had been released from prison in July 2019, according to public safety records.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter




Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Real Names required. No pseudonyms or partial names allowed. Stand behind what you post.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.