WASHINGTON (WJZ)–On the run and now captured.
Tonight the man suspected of torturing and murdering a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper for money is behind bars after a week-long manhunt.
Derek Valcourt has more on the arrest and important new details in the case.
Daron Wint appeared in a D.C. court Friday afternoon, but tonight court documents show police are confident he isn’t the only one who helped commit the murders.
The manhunt for 34-year-old Wint ended at Rhode Island Ave., in D.C. just after 11:00 p.m. Thursday night.
That’s where police stopped a white Chevy which was following just behind a large box truck.
Authorities say Wint was with three other men and two women– all of them now taken into custody.
Inside the box truck police found large sums of cash.
“We blocked it in the front and the back and on the sides. We also had other vehicles surround the truck and everybody submitted and gave up,” said Commander Rob Fernandez, U.S. Marshals Service.
Investigators tracked Wint all the way up to New York City Wednesday night just barely missing him. Police believe Wint saw himself identified on the news and took off. They found him back in Maryland at a Howard Johnson’s Inn along Rt. 1 one in College Park. Law enforcement sources believe Wint was staying inside room #412.
When they approached they spotted him inside the parking lot inside a Chevy Cruze. They watched that car and followed it when it left.
Wint was on the run for a week charged for the murders of a prominent CEO, his wife, their young son and housekeeper– allegedly torturing the 10-year-old to extort money from his parents– killing all four of them and setting their large upscale dc home on fire.
A judge denied Wint bail Friday and prosecutors say they’re still searching for other suspects
“Though Mr. Wint is incarcerated and held without bond, our work is not done. We will continue to investigate this case and bring all charges that are appropriate in the coming weeks,” said Vincent Cohen, Acting U.S. Attorney for D.C.
Through a spokesperson the victims’ family released a statement praising the arrest saying, “While it does not abate our pain, we hope that it begins to restore a sense of calm and security to our neighborhood and to our city. We ask for the time and space to grieve privately.”
Court charging documents reveal the suspects poured gasoline over the bed the 10-year-old boy was laying in and then set it on fire.
Police believe the killers ordered pizza while they tortured the family and waited for the father to have $40, 000 dollars in cash delivered to the house by a co-worker.
They say they found the Wint’s DNA on a left-over slice of pizza.