Man sought in connection with fatal stabbing taken into custody, Daytona Beach police say

Officers respond to gas station on West International Speedway Boulevard

Joe McCants.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing has been found, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Daytona Beach police officers responded to the Citgo gas station at 600 W. International Speedway Blvd. at 4:37 a.m. Saturday.

Paramedics took Thebese Rankin to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Joe McCants has been taken into custody.

Officials are unable to release any other information at this time, including a possible motive.

"This homicide investigation is active and ongoing," officers said.

Officers are asking anyone with information on the case to immediately contact Detective Jayson Wallace by calling 386-671-5207 or sending an email to