Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced today the arrest of a fugitive from justice in Northern Wayne County. Daniel Robert Johnson, 38, from Starlight, was arrested early this morning during a raid conducted by members of the U.S. Marshals Service from Binghamton, NY along with members of the Wayne County Detectives and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department K9 unit. Johnson was wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for violating his parole after being arrested for Second Degree Robbery.
Beginning in September 2020, the Wayne County Detectives started receiving anonymous tips about Johnson’s whereabouts and his reported ongoing criminal activities in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, officials in New York were hesitant to extradite him back to New York due to the COVID pandemic. Wayne County Detectives contacted agents with the U.S. Marshals Service in Binghamton, NY, who were able to obtain a federal arrest warrant for Johnson.
District Attorney Howell stated “Mr. Johnson is a dangerous criminal who needed to be taken off of the streets. I am pleased to see how well the officers coordinated their efforts to ensure that Johnson was taken into custody without incident.”