The only eyewitness to the killing of Matthew M. Clark in October 2012 in Vancouver has been found and taken into custody, after disappearing in May following her release from jail.
Shandi R. Danielson, 21, who was wanted on an arrest warrant, appeared Wednesday in front of Clark County Superior Court Judge John Nichols.
Darrell C. Fry, 33, and Kirk M. Hernandez Sr., 42, are accused of fatally shooting Clark on Oct. 1, 2012, at Clark’s home at 9610 N.E. 25th Ave. The men allegedly were trying to settle a debt over firearms stolen in a residential burglary.
On Wednesday, Nichols ordered Danielson to appear at an Oct. 17 hearing in front of Judge Scott Collier during which she, her attorney, Neil Anderson, and attorneys for Fry and Hernandez may argue whether she should be kept in custody as a material witness until the end of their trials. Fry and Hernandez are scheduled for trial Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, respectively.
While a fugitive, Danielson changed her appearance, cutting off her long blond, pink-highlighted hair. During Wednesday’s court appearance, she wore a new pixie cut in a light brown hue.
Someone spotted Danielson on Monday in the parking lot of a Walgreens at 6115 N.E. 114th Ave. and reported it to police. A Vancouver police officer responded, confirmed her identity and took her into custody, said police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.
Collier held Danielson for two months in the Clark County Jail without charge because of concerns she wouldn’t respond to subpoenas in the case of Clark’s killing.
She has a history of drug use and criminal activity, according to court documents.
Collier said he released her May 14 because she appeared to be increasingly cooperative in the case. As a condition of her release, she was required to check in daily with the court’s supervised release program. Three days later, she vanished, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.