April 23, 2019 - Brevard Grand Jury Indicts Daniel BLAIR for First Degree Premeditated Murder

Today (Apr 23) the Brevard County Grand Jury issued an indictment charging Daniel Aaron BLAIR (40), with one (1) count of First Degree Premeditated Murder (CF), one (1) count of Burglary of a Dwelling (F2), and one (1) count of Robbery (F2), in connection with the death of Christopher Johnston (63), at his Titusville home.

On the morning of March 22, 2019, Brevard County deputies were called to 1800 Kirby Drive in Titusville, where Johnston's deceased body had been discovered. A witness then reported that BLAIR told him he killed someone and was planning to flee the area. Using this information, the investigation revealed that BLAIR entered Johnston's house attempting to rob him, killed Johnston during the attempt, and then stole his truck and other property. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant charging BLAIR with the murder, robbery, and burglary.

At approximately 5:00 pm that same day (Mar 22), Ormond Beach Police attempted to arrest BLAIR, but he fled in Johnston's truck and subsequently crashed. BLAIR was arrested and taken to the Volusia County Jail on local charges and the Brevard County arrest warrant.

The Grand Jury heard testimony from Brevard County Criminal and Crime Scene Investigators, the Brevard County Medical Examiner, and lay witnesses, before returning with the indictments.

BLAIR's transfer to Brevard County will take place on a future undetermined date. Inmate transfer details are not published due to security considerations. No trial date has been set.


Todd Brown
Public Information &
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940
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