Daytona Beach, FL - Daytona Beach Police say a call from an employee at Stewart Marchman on January 29, 2020, alerted them to a 'manifesto' written by 42-year-old Jeffery Daniel, "On Killing the Police: A Manifesto for the Mentally Ill."
The employee told police that Daniel started with the message, "I wrote a Manifesto." Stewart Marchman sends an automatic reply to all messages: Thanks for messaging us. We'll get back to you soon. If you or someone you know is need of help - we have support services available, please contact our 24/7 Access line phone# +1800-539-4228. In case of an emergency, please dial 911.
Detectives were able to view the manifesto on the Facebook page that Daniel posted it on, then got a subpoena for the IP address it was posted from. They were then able to find the internet provider for the IP address used. This led them to Daniel's address on Peninsula Avenue.
Daniel talked about his own personal experience with police officers, health care workers, and social workers. Also in the manifesto, Daniel said, I personally don't want to kill a female cop. The women police officers were not the ones beating me." He also states several times that he is mentally ill.
DBPD got an arrest warrant for Daniel and he was taken into custody last Friday (January 31). A search warrant was issued for Daniel's residence where detectives found a Blue Acer computer and a black Motorola cell phone.
Daniel is charged with written threats to kill. He's being held in the Volusia County Jail on no bond.