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Danial Marashi, Killer in Botched Drug Deal Last Year, Arrested as a Fugitive


DAYTONA BEACH – 27 year-old Danial Marashi was arrested on Wednesday as a fugitive in Daytona Beach, according to a statement from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. There were apparently warrants out for his arrest for drug charges and for leaving the scene of a vehicle accident with injuries.

Marashi is well-known to Flagler County for a December 2021 shootout at a residence on Regent Lane in Palm Coast. That instance was said by police to be a botched drug deal which led to the shooting death of 23 year-old Zaire Roberts by Marashi. Roberts, along with 23 year-old Kwentel Moultrie and 19 year-old Taylor Manjarres, allegedly arranged the deal with Marashi but attempted to rob him as it was underway.


He had two felony warrants in connection to a car accident from September 2022. It occurred on Regent Lane, the same street as the shootout he was involved with earlier last year.

Marashi’s Volusia County mugshot. ⓒ Volusia County Branch Jail

On Wednesday, detectives with the FCSO’s Problem Area Crime Enforcement (PACE) unit determined that Marashi was in Daytona Beach. With the help of the Daytona Beach Police Department he was located, arrested, and booked into the Volusia County Branch jail. Police say he also was found with a quantity of drugs he intended to sell: 1,568 grams of cannabis, 95 grams of THC wax, 26.8 grams of Roxybond bills, and 7 grams of oxycodone.

Marashi is now held on $45,000 bond for his drug charges in Volusia County, and no bond for his Flagler charge. Sheriff Rick Staly, long forthcoming with his contempt for Marashi, called him “a dirtbag” and expressed his desires for Marashi to be sent to prison.

Written By

Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.



  1. Jason

    April 15, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    DBPD dropped the ball on Marashi, the could have got him before he killed Robert’s if only they listened to me about the 3lbs of weed he had in his trunk. Or if they would have arrested him for breaking into my property or harassing myself and family. But nooo they dud nothing.. there doing the very same with the drugdealers across the street, even after giving the videos of then they still do nothing.

  2. TR

    April 15, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Glad they caught this dirtbag. I agree that he should be put away for a long time, and hopefully get the death penalty.

    • Mary Heery

      April 16, 2023 at 1:03 pm

      We’re the other ppl involved in the attempted deal also arrested and charged?

  3. Delores sonville

    April 16, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Hopefully they will keep him in forever,the smug grin makes me sick

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