Daron Dylon Wint, the chief suspect in a Washington, DC, quadruple murder, has been taken into custody along with several possible accomplices, police say; CNN reports that Wint was today charged with first-degree murder while armed and is expected in court this afternoon. Police had been seeking the 34-year-old in New York City, but he returned to the Washington area yesterday afternoon and was arrested last night after police followed his vehicle from Maryland into northeast DC, sources tell NBC Washington. A police official tells the Washington Post that Wint was in a Chevrolet Cruze with two women, following a box truck with two men inside. All five were taken into custody and at least $10,000 in cash was found in the truck, the official says. A federal source tells MyFoxDC that one of the men in the truck was Wint's brother.
Wint—who was identified from DNA on a pizza crust—has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of the Savopoulos family and a housekeeper. He used to work as a welder for the family's company, American Iron Works, and has a long record of alleged assaults and threats, according to court records seen by the Post. At least one of those threats involved his own family: Court records show that in 2005, Wint's father applied for a protection order, saying that his son had threatened to shoot him and his wife, Wint's stepmother, the New York Daily News reports. In 2010, Wint was arrested carrying a machete and a BB pistol outside the headquarters of American Iron Works, but the weapons charges were later dropped, the AP reports. (Read more Washington DC stories.)