Arrest made in death of Sanford woman found in Cary apartment

08/24/2014 4:25 PM

08/24/2014 4:41 PM

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 Detention Center.

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,” Cary Police Capt. Randall Rhyne said in a written statement.

Johnson, a 58-year-old Sanford woman, was found mortally wounded at the Hyde Park apartment complex around 11 p.m. Friday. She was taken to Duke University Medical Center but died of her injuries.

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.

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