A local man was arrested late Saturday night and charged with murder in the death of Wendy Jean Johnson.
Daniel Scott Remington, 36, was taken into custody in Fayetteville and was being held without bond in the Wake County jail.
He was arrested several hours after the Cary Police Department named him as the suspect in Johnson’s death.
Fayetteville police reportedly found Remington’s vehicle and tracked him down with a dog when he attempted to flee.
“We hope this arrest brings some measure of closure to Ms. Johnson’s family, and we appreciate the efforts of all those involved in bringing the suspect into custody so quickly,” Capt. Randall Rhyne said in a statement.
Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 200 block of Hyde Park Court Friday night. Johnson, a 58-year-old Sanford woman, was found mortally wounded at the apartment complex around 11 p.m. Friday.
She was taken to Duke University Medical Center but died of her injuries.
Police had asked anyone with information about the case to contact them.
Remington, who lives on Gooseneck Drive, could face the death penalty if convicted of murder.
He has a history of brushes with the law in Wake, Durham, Chatham, Lee and Cumberland counties, including convictions for felony breaking and entering, felony larceny and felony possession of cocaine, according to court records.
This is Cary’s fourth homicide of the year.
The last reported homicide was in March, when Eriberto Crecencio Bosques was fatally shot at a laundromat on Reed Street. Rumaldo Ramirez Velasquez was arrested in the case.
In February, Aleksander “Lenny” Wysocki was killed at his home on Trent Woods Way. Police believe Eric Paul Engel shot him and later killed himself.
In January, Mark Gregory Bodden was shot and killed at Talking Rock Drive. Police believe his brother, Kevin Leroy Bodden, was the shooter.