New Bedford Homicide Suspect Captured in North Carolina
The Fall River man wanted in connection with a June 2 homicide in New Bedford has been taken into custody, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
Daquan Blanchard, 24, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Adilson Neves, 36, of New Bedford.
“We can all rest a little easier now that the defendant is in custody," District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said.
According to the D.A.’s Office, Blanchard was taken into custody this morning without incident in Greenville, North Carolina, by U.S. Marshals after he was found hiding in a closet inside of a home. The Marshals were acting on intelligence developed by the D.A.’s State Police Detective Unit, New Bedford Police, and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section.
Blachard is charged in Massachusetts with murder and carrying an illegal firearm, and will be arraigned as a fugitive from justice in North Carolina. According to the D.A.’s Office, “if the defendant waives rendition, he will be transported back to Massachusetts for arraignment on our charges in the near future. However, if he refuses to waive rendition, the process of returning him to Massachusetts would take longer.”
Neves was killed in a shooting on June 2. New Bedford Police responded at about 3:12 p.m. to 911 calls reporting a shooting outside of 67 David Street, and first responders arrived to find Neves suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A co-defendant in the case, Cheyanne Miranda, 31, was arrested in Fall River earlier this month and is charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact.