DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The man accused of stabbing a Daytona Beach couple to death and slitting their throats will stay behind bars.
Jean Robert Macean, 32, was arrested in Orlando on Thursday for the brutal murders of Brenda Aultman and Terry Aultman during Bike Week.
Macean went before a judge on Friday. The judge decided on no bond. The suspect is expected to be extradited to Volusia County where the crimes took place.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young thanked the U.S. Marshals Service, the Orange County Sheriff's Office, and the Orlando Police Department for their assistance in bringing Macean into custody.
Macean, 32, is a resident of Orlando. He was captured at 5316 Point Vista Circle around 11 a.m.
"This was one of the most brutal murders I've ever seen in my 20-plus years as a police officer in Daytona Beach," said Chief Young. "We thank the entire Daytona Beach community and the communities around us for providing our detectives with over 100 tips.
Police had identified an individual as a person of interest in the case but had not formally named a suspect until now.
Jean Robert Macean
Macean is facing two counts of first-degree murder. He will be extradited to Volusia County following booking into the Orange County Jail.
Police said the Aultmans were heading home early Sunday morning on their bikes when someone slashed their throats and stabbed them. Their bicycles were located next to their bodies, near Wild Olive Avenue and Riverview Blvd. The husband and wife were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives say they had over 100 tips come in one day after announcing a $50,000 reward for Macean's capture. They believe this was a random act of violence.
Terry and Brenda Aultman were fatally stabbed on Sunday, March 6, 2022, in Daytona Beach Florida.
The murders have had residents on edge.
"This is very disturbing because I don’t want to lose that quality of life of being able to walk around my own neighborhood without the fear of being attacked," Susan Park told FOX 35 News.
The safety concerns prompted a meeting of community leaders, including Mayor Derrick Henry, who is trying to keep residents calm.
"It’s our hope that the suspect will be apprehended quickly and that our residents will be able to execute their lives with the same peace and calmness that they’ve had," the mayor said.
Brenda Aultman’s daughter Sara created a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses.
Anyone with information about the double murder should call the Daytona Beach Police Department at 386-671-5257.