Staff reports

BRIDGEPORT -- Daniel Washington wanted to stay in bed Wednesday morning, but a federal task force had other plans for him.

Washington, 24, of Park Street, was arrested on a warrant in connection with the Oct. 10 murder of a man who police say sat dead in his running car for most of a day.

Washington was found hiding under blankets in his girlfriend's bedroom, police said. He was taken into custody, held in lieu of $1 million bond and arraigned later Wednesday in Bridgeport Superior Court.

The suspect was charged with murder in the commission of a felony, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and first-degree robbery in connection with the death of 25-year-old Dawayne Cobb.

Cobb had been dead in a car parked on Sunshine Circle for more than eight hours, with its engine running, as people came and went from work and children walked to nearby bus stops in the North End neighborhood, behind the Trumbull Gardens housing complex. Cobb's body had been riddled with bullets, police said.

Washington was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, Bridgeport detectives and Waterbury police. He also faces criminal charges in Waterbury, officials said.