Suspect's girlfriend charged in Cary murder case
Posted August 27
Raleigh, N.C. — Police on Wednesday arrested the girlfriend of a man who they say shot and killed a home health care nurse outside a Cary apartment complex Friday night.
Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28, of 501-B6 Gooseneck Drive, Cary, was charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder for allegedly lying to police in their investigation, according to an arrest warrant.
Daniel Scott Remington, 36, also of Gooseneck Drive, faces a charge of murder in the death of Wendy Jean Johnson, whom he allegedly shot around 11 p.m. Aug. 22 in the parking lot of Hyde Park Apartments – less than 2 miles from his home.
Johnson, 58, of Sanford, had been in Cary for her job, and according to a search warrant made public Wednesday, was getting out of her car when Remington approached her and shot her after she wouldn't give him her purse.
She was taken to Duke University Hospital in Durham, where she was pronounced dead.
Cary police had no comment Wednesday on Parrisher's arrest and referred questions to the Wake County District Attorney's Office.
A man at Remington's apartment Tuesday, who identified himself as Parrisher's father, said Remington returned there briefly Friday night after the shooting to gather some belongings and then left again.
Parrisher's father, who wouldn't identify himself, said neither he nor his daughter knew about the crime, and that she gave police information that led to Remington's arrest Saturday night in Fayetteville.
The arrest warrant, however, states that she "knowingly provid(ed) false statements to Cary police detectives … regarding Daniel Scott Remington Jr.'s admission … that he had committed the felony of first-degree murder."
Remington told police that he shot Johnson when she tried to stop him from taking her purse, investigators said in the Aug. 25 search warrant for Johnson's 2014 Dodge Dart.
He then fled the scene in a 2013 Chevrolet Impala that police also searched. Investigators seized clothing, a pair of tennis shoes, a small box of ammunition, blood swabs and other items – although they don't specify where the items were found.
Several people called 911 around 11 p.m. Friday reporting that they heard a gunshot and a woman screaming for help in the parking lot. Another caller reported she had been shot in the back.
Remington is being held in the Wake County jail without bond. Parrisher was jailed under a $100,000 bond.
Johnson's funeral is planned for noon Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Sanford. A visitation is planned at the church for 10 a.m.