Year-long manhunt ends with home invasion suspect returned from Georgia

Year-long manhunt ends with home invasion suspect returned from Georgia

BOGALUSA, LA (WVUE) - A year-long manhunt for a suspect in a 2015 home invasion has ended with the extradition of a suspect who was hiding in Georgia.

Khiri K. Daniels, 26, who was living with relatives Lawrenceville, Ga., was returned to Washington Parish on Wednesday.

Authorities had been searching for Daniels since he was identified as one of two suspects in the August 28, 2015 home invasion on Tob Wilson Road on Clifton.

Two armed suspects overpowered the homeowner armed with a pistol and a large knife.

The intruders forced the homeowner inside his house where they assaulted him.

The homeowner was able to break free and flee out of an open door across his yard.

As he ran, the intruder with the pistol shot him in the lower back.

The suspects then fled the scene.

A home security system captured images of the two intruders. A subsequent analysis of DNA from the crime scene by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab produced a match identifying Daniels as a suspect.

A warrant was obtained for Daniels for arrest on attempted murder and armed robbery armed robbery charges.

Daniels fled to New Orleans after the crime. Once the crime was publicized, he went to Georgia where he has family.

Investigators were able to locate him there and have him arrested by Georgia law enforcement officers.

Daniels is currently in the Washington Parish Jail charged with attempted first degree murder and armed robbery.  His bond is set at $300,000.

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