Man accused in Cary killing faces drug charges

09/04/2014 9:44 AM

09/05/2014 5:29 AM

A man accused of killing a nurse outside a Cary apartment building on Aug. 22 and a woman accused of being an accessory to the crime both face drug-trafficking charges in Lee County.

Daniel Scott Remington, 26, of 501 Gooseneck Drive is being held without bail at the Wake County Detention Center. He is accused of killing Wendy Jean Johnson, 58, of Sanford.

Remington was served arrest warrants Wednesday in which Sanford police accuse him of transporting between 4 and 14 grams of unspecified opiates on July 17. He was charged with two counts of drug trafficking.

Another warrant charges Remington with having five doses of the opiate oxymorphone two days earlier.

Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28, who shares an apartment with Remington, was accused Aug. 27 of being an accessory after a felony. Cary police said Parrisher lied to them the day after Johnson was killed by not saying that Remington had admitted the killing to her.

Sanford police charged Parrisher with the same two counts of opiate trafficking on July 17.

Johnson died at Duke University Hospital in Durham after being taken there with a gunshot wound.

Police found Johnson in a parking lot in the 200 block of Hyde Park Court after several residents called about 11 p.m. to report a woman screaming, a gunshot and a man running from the parking lot.

Johnson was arriving for work as a private-duty nurse for a child who lives in the apartment complex.

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