Federal marshals barely missed a fugitive who brutally murdered 4 people in a Washington, D.C. area mansion then fled to Brooklyn, NY.
Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested late Thursday -- 8 days after he murdered millionaire CEO Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy, 47; their 10-year-old son, Philip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57.
Their bodies were found on the 2nd floor of Savvas' burning $4.5 million mansion on Thursday, May 14.
Law enforcement from 2 states as well as the FBI and the Secret Service tightened the dragnet around Wint after they learned he was in the Brooklyn area on Wednesday.
Wint's girlfriend told police he stayed with her in Brooklyn since Sunday. She said he planned to return to the D.C. area to surrender himself.
Wint wasn't overly concerned about getting caught until he was named as a suspect on Wednesday, she said.
That's when police say Wint flagged down a cab and forked over hundreds of dollars for an expensive cab ride back to D.C.
The money may have been part of $40,000 Wint allegedly stole from Savvas Savopoulos after his assistant dropped off the cash at his home on May 14. Hours later the mansion was set ablaze.
Polcie matched Wint's DNA to pizza crust found in the charred home.
“We tracked him up to New York City and barely missed him [Wednesday] night,” Robert Fernandez, commander of the D.C. US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, told CNN.
They tracked Wint's cell phone to the Jamaican restaurant where Wint's girlfriend worked and took her to the 69th Precinct for questioning.
The girlfriend was in possession of Wint's cell phone. She told police he spent the night with her Wednesday before heading back to D.C.
Federal marshals caught up to Wint as he left a College Point, Maryland, motel in the company of 3 women and 2 men in two separate vehicles. Police arrested Wint and 5 people -- including Wint's brother.
$10,000 in cash was recovered from the box truck.
Wint was charged with 1st degree murder. He is expected in court on Friday.
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