Charleston, WV – The U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force in Baltimore today arrested a Charleston man wanted for a first-degree murder in Huntington.
Matthew Jaquez Daughtery, aka Doobie, 24, of Charleston, was taken into custody without incident around 8:45 a.m. today at an associate’s residence in the 1300 block of Stricker Street.
Daughtery is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Southern District of West Virginia and the Huntington Police Department for his alleged role in the Nov. 30, 2022, murder of a Huntington man.
Responding to a shooting that day in the 1800 block of 9th Avenue, Huntington Police Officers discovered Christopher Johnson, 40, of Huntington, with gunshot wounds. Johnson was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he died from his wounds.
Through the investigation, it was alleged that Matthew Daughtery, along with Malik Hawk, Lawrence Foye and Demarquis Patterson conspired to murder Johnson. On January 27, 2023, arrest warrants were obtained by the Huntington Police Department for Matthew Daughtery, Malik Hawk, Lawrence Foye and Demarquis Patterson for the first-degree murder charge. Hawk, Foye and Patterson were taken into custody Jan. 27, but Daughtery had evaded apprehension.
“Today’s arrest represents the cooperation of multiple entities,” said Michael Baylous, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of West Virginia. “I would especially like to thank the West Virginia Fusion Center for their invaluable assistance in this investigation and the important work they do collecting, evaluating and disseminating information to law enforcement agencies.”
Daughtery will be extradited back to Huntington to face the charge against him.