The Vermont State Police is seeking a fifth suspect in connection with the December killing of a man in St. Johnsbury.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Danny Daniels, 30, of Philadelphia on charges of aiding in the commission of first-degree murder, aiding in the commission of assault and robbery with a weapon, and aiding in the commission of burglary. The charges arise from the fatal shooting of Israel Jimenez Lugo, 49, at the St. Johnsbury apartment house where he was living. The court ordered that Daniels be held without bail upon his arrest.
According to court papers prepared by state police detectives investigating the homicide, Daniels was involved in drug trafficking and organized a plan for four people who owed him money to rob Jimenez Lugo. During the robbery, one of the individuals fatally shot Jimenez Lugo. State police arrested the four suspects last week in St. Johnsbury, but Daniels remains at large.
Daniels was last seen in St. Johnsbury about a week after the homicide. He has been known to reside in the St. Johnsbury and Derby areas, and also has connections to Troy, Vermont. Daniels additionally has ties to Pennsylvania. Daniels is also known by the aliases “Miami” and “Kyle.” State police released two photographs of Daniels.
Anyone with information regarding Daniels’ whereabouts is asked to call the Vermont State Police in St. Johnsbury at 802-748-3111 or provide an anonymous tip online at https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
The first four suspects in the Lugo murder and their charges are:
- Rafael Rodriguez, 34, of St. Johnsbury: First-degree murder, assault and robbery, and burglary of an occupied dwelling while armed.
- Natasha Cady, 29, of Barton: Aiding in the commission of first-degree murder, aiding in the commission of assault and robbery, and aiding in the commission of burglary into an occupied dwelling while armed.
- Brittany Clark, 33, of St. Johnsbury: Aiding in the commission of first-degree murder, aiding in the commission of assault and robbery, and burglary into an occupied dwelling.
- Michael Ringuette, 55, of St. Johnsbury: Aiding in the commission of first-degree murder, aiding in the commission of assault and robbery, burglary into an occupied dwelling, and unlawful restraint.
Round up the usual suspects… Casablanca 1942
Vermont tourism promotion dollars must be spent heavily in the Philly area since we seem to be getting a lot of visitors from there these days. It’s icing on the cake that tourism promotion spending can effectively attract tourists as well as promote diversity…
Recall the recent editorial using the phrase “not in my backyard.” The death merchants are in our backyard, front yard, school yard, front doorstep, next door, down the street, on Main street, in the hills, and in the valleys. Recent article about Seattle, Washington reported over 700 overdose deaths in October 2022 alone. Take a good look at videos showing the streets of downtown Philadelphia. The State will not fix this problem. The grifters will not fix this problem. Expect more of the same esculating day to day. The drug and human trafficking trade is a lucrative business for those pretending they will do something about it. After a few decades, the results speak volumes over their pandering platitudes.
Moonbats realize that their policies, particularly regarding the open southern border are primarily responsible for this death toll. Their “platitudes” now consist of distributing more Narcan and pushing for injection facilities…