Teen charged in deputy's death pleads sentenced for violating probation

Jerry Daniels enters sentencing hearing in Clay County Courthouse
Jerry Daniels enters sentencing hearing in Clay County Courthouse

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jerry Daniels, who was 16 years old when he was arrested in the 2012 raid of a Middleburg meth house that ended in the death of Detective David White, will spend 90 more days in jail after pleading guilty to violation of probation.

In March, Daniels, now 20, was arrested in South Carolina on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was brought back to Clay County on a charge of violating his probation. 

Ted Tilley, who fired the shots that killed White, was shot and killed by other deputies. Daniels, along with three others who were in the house at the time, were charged in connection with White's death.

Daniels pleaded guilty to manslaughter and manufacture of meth, and was sentenced to three years time served and five years of probation. With the approval of White's family, Daniels was released to the custody of his grandmother in South Carolina to serve his probation.

The judge extended Daniels probation to a full five years, which he will serve in South Carolina.

David White’s widow was in court for the hearing, but she did not take the stand.