Update: Murder of Prairie Grove Man Involved Prostitution
Suspects held in McHenry County Jail; Dirty Hog Saloon owner shot and dies.
A Woodstock husband and wife are in custody May 29 after an arranged meeting with a Prairie Grove man in their home ended in his death.
Timothy S. Smith, 26, 4320 Doty Road, Woodstock, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, pandering and pimping. His wife, 28-year old Kimberly A. Smith, of the same address, is charged with two counts of obstructing justice, disorderly conduct and prostitution.
Both are in McHenry County Jail without bond.
The victim, Kurt Milliman, 48, of Prairie Grove had reportedly solicited prostitution services from the Smiths through a Craigslist advertisement, according to McHenry County Undersheriff Andrew Zinke.
Milliman met the Smiths at their home on May 28 when an altercation occurred wherein Milliman was reportedly shot with a handgun, Zinke said.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at about 10:59 p.m. for an unwanted subject at the Smiths’ residence. When deputies arrived, they found Milliman inside the home, shot in the torso.
Milliman was transported to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock by Woodstock Fire/Rescue District, where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries. An autopsy will be carried out by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
Zinke declined to comment on specifics of the events leading to the shooting or details of the investigation, saying only that at this time there are three people involved in the incident.
Zinke said there was no indication Milliman and the Smiths knew each other prior to meeting on May 28.
“The investigation is going smoothly and we are not seeking any other people at this time,” Zinke said. “The important thing is that the community is safe.”
Milliman was the owner of the Dirty Hog Saloon in Island Lake.
Zinke said that Milliman had worked briefly as a civil process server at McHenry County Sheriff’s Office five or six years ago, and is the brother of Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman, who has accused Sheriff Keith Nygren of soliciting murder and trafficking illegal aliens. The latter Milliman has been on administrative leave from the department for some time.