U.S. Marshals apprehended a Dayton man wanted in a drug-related shooting who was hiding at the suburban Los Angeles, CA home of comedian Katt Williams earlier this week.
According to the Dayton Daily News, deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Williams' distant cousin Robert McGhee on Tuesday after spotting his car parked outside Williams' Woodland Hills home.
The 31 year-old is charged with allegedly shooting 19 year-old Terry A. Martin Jr. in the chest during a "drug deal gone bad" in Dayton, FL. Martin suffered damage to his spine because of the shooting and is now paralyzed.
McGhee is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail and is awaiting extradition to Dayton and faces charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and two counts of felonious assault.
"McGhee was taken without incident because, I believe, he was surprised that we had tracked him down," said U.S. Marshals Deputy Ron Carter. "Through interviews we found out he was at a relative's house."
McGhee fled Florida and arrived at Williams' house late Sunday or early Monday morning. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office asked the U.S. Marshals to help track down McGhee on May 9 after discovering he left the state sometime after the shooting.
"This was a collaborative effort by many law enforcement agencies," Carter said. "Through solid investigative work we were able to catch Mr. McGhee by surprise and apprehend a dangerous person."
Deputy Carter said it is unknown whether Williams was aware McGhee was wanted and if the comedian was home at the time of the arrest.
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