Arrest in fatal stabbing of couple near Daytona Bike Week

Author: Associated Press
Jean Robert Macean (CREDIT: Orange County Corrections Department)

A Florida man who fatally stabbed a couple as they returned home from Daytona Bike Week activities this past weekend was arrested Thursday, police said.

Jean Robert Macean, 32, was arrested in Orlando and faces two counts of first-degree murder, according to a Daytona Beach police news release. The arrest came less than 24 hours after police announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the double-slaying.

In a tweet, Daytona police chief Jakari Young said Macean confessed to the crime.

Young told WKMG in Orlando that a motive was still not known.

Orlando is located about 70 miles (112 kilometers) southwest of Daytona Beach.

Terry Aultman, 48, and Brenda Aultman, 55, were found dead early Sunday morning near a Daytona Beach intersection, police said. Investigators know the Aultmans had been attending nearby Bike Week events earlier in the evening, but police were still trying to determine what led to the attack.

Bike Week began last weekend and runs through this weekend.

Macean was initially booked into the Orange County jail but will be extradited to Volusia County. Jail records didn’t list an attorney for Macean.

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