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U.S. Marshals Offer Reward for West Virginia Murder Suspect



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For immediate release

Mark Waggamon, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Southern District of West Virginia
(304) 997-9866

Charleston, WV - The U.S. Marshals Southern District of West Virginia CUFFED Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Matthew Jaquez Daughtery, 24, of Charleston, WV. Daughtery is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and Huntington Police Department for a 1st Degree Murder warrant. The United States Marshals Service and Crime Stoppers are offering a combined reward of up to $7,500 with information leading to the arrest of Daughtery. 

Wanted Fugitive - Matthew Jaquez DaughteryOn November 30, 2022, in Huntington, West Virginia, the Huntington Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of 9th Avenue in Huntington, Cabell County, WV.  Upon arrival 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 has been 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 1st Degree Murder charge. On January 27, 2023, Malik Hawk, Lawrence Foye and Demarquis Patterson were taken into custody. Since their arrests, Daughtery has been evading apprehension from law enforcement. Daughtery is aware he wanted and is currently evading apprehension. Daughtery is considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Daughtery please call the USMS Tip Hotline at 1 (877) WANTED-2 or the USMS Southern District of West Virginia at (304) 347-5136. Tips can also be emailed to the CUFFED Task Force Tip Hotline at All tips are kept confidential.

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