Suspected slumber party shooter turns self in

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BRANTLEY COUNTY, Ga. - The suspect in a shooting at a slumber party turned himself in to the Brantley County Sheriff's Office after being on the run for close to 24 hours.

BCSO told Action News 34-year-old Kevin Daniels turned himself in, telling officers he didn't want someone to get hurt.

Daniels is listed in the Brantley County jail under a charge of fugitive from justice, ending a multi-state manhuntAuthorities have started the extradition process to bring Daniels back to Putnam County.

In a police report, Daniels told officers he wasn't thinking clearly due to lack of sleep. The report also mentions that officers smelled alcohol on him.

Brantley County Sheriff Jack Whisenant told Action News relatives of one of his jail officers rode around with Daniels Tuesday night trying to convince him to turn himself in. When Daniels agreed, BCSO called off-duty Deputy David Stallings, who picked up Daniels around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers booked Daniels into jail just before 1 a.m., about 24 hours after the alleged murder of 34-year-old Raymond Perry at a home in Palatka, Florida, Tuesday morning. Eight children were sleeping at the time of the incident, police said.

"Based on what he's charged with it could've been ugly, yes sir. I commended my deputy for his work in peacefully apprehending him," said Whisenant.

Daniels has a lengthy criminal history, which includes 19 felony charges and five felony convictions. 


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