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July 13, 2014

Search for suspect in Maine Street Mini Mart murder continues

ENID, Okla. — It has been four years to the day since Danial Glen Johnson was shot and killed at the Maine Street Mini Mart during a robbery.

The murderer still is at large, and a $4,000 reward for information about his identity remains unclaimed.

For Johnson’s sister Debbie Johnson, the passing of time has not made the loss of her brother any easier. She said the loss continues to be difficult for her parents.

“It’s still tough for them,” Debbie said. “This time of year, it’s just tough.”

She said her parents still live blocks away from the convenience store.

“I don’t know how they stay there,” she said. “I guess, hopewise, they’re hanging in there.”

On July 14, 2010, Enid Police Department received a 911 call at 3:14 a.m. from a woman who reported finding the 44-year-old clerk unresponsive at the convenience store.

When officers arrived, Johnson was dead.

At the time of the murder, the suspect was described as a dark-skinned black or Hispanic man wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, black or blue jeans, gloves and carrying a white bag.

The sweatshirt had the wording “State” on the front and possibly an overlay of an “O,” which may reference Oklahoma State University.

A $4,000 reward for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of Johnson’s killer still exists, but has yet to produce enough information for an arrest.

Debbie said she wants the man who killed her brother to take responsibility for his actions.

“I want him to take responsibility for what he did,” she said. “ I don’t have anything good to say to him. I hope it haunts him but I bet it doesn’t.

“Just take responsibility.”

Danial was described by those in the community as someone who was generous and giving. He was a loving son, brother and uncle who was quick to give to those around him.

Chief Brian O’Rourke showed some frustration about those with information about the case not coming forward to help with the investigation.

“The people that know about this crime, if it was one of their family members, they’d want people to come forward, too,” O’Rourke said. “It’s just the right thing to do.”

Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of this crime or any other crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233 or go to www.enid.org/police/crime_stopper_tips.asp and submit a tip anonymously. You also can text your tip to 274637. Just type “Enid” and then your message in the text box.

You can earn a reward up to $1,000. You will not be required to testify and will not be identified.

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