Fourth Suspect Arrested In Fatal Walnut Hill Double Shooting

June 22, 2018

A fourth suspect was arrested Friday morning in connection with a fatal double shooting in Walnut Hill earlier this month after which the victims were dumped at an Alabama creek.

Jessica Nichole Thomas, 30, was charged with accessory after the fact to homicide and accessory after the fact to attempted homicide for the shooting at her home on Highway 164. She is being held with bond set a half million dollars.

Investigators said Thomas acted as a lookout, prompting the charges.

Thomas’ ex-husband, 37-year old Christopher Alan Stacey, was charged with homicide and attempted homicide. His son Christopher James Logan Stacey, 18, and Alexis Ileene Shiffner Cain, 21, were each charged with accessory to homicide and accessory to attempted homicide.

Their arrests came after two men were found shot in the head near Atmore Sunday morning.

Dalton Davis was found dead in a truck in Brushy Creek on Deere Creek Road, and Troy Boutwell was found near the road after crawling from the truck, according to an arrest report. He was transported to Atmore Community Hospital and then airlifted to the USA Medical Center in Mobile in critical condition.

Alabama detectives learned that Boutwelll had been at his friend’s house in the 5900 block of Highway 164, just east of Highway 97 in Walnut Hill. Deputies responded to find the three suspects and another individual in the home.

An Escambia County, FL, investigator was contacted by Atmore Police to relay information on the shooting location. He instructed deputies to respond to the home where they found a couch burning in the backyard (photo below). Deputies extinguished the fire. Victim Boutwell later said he was shot on the couch in the home’s living room of the home, which is about nine miles from where the men were found with the truck.

According to the report, an AR-15 was found in one of the bedrooms and a 12 gauge shotgun was found in another bedroom. The report does not specify if either was the murder weapon. A bullet hole was found in an interior wall.

Christopher Alan Stacey was seated on a bucket across the road from the residence watching as investigators processed the crime scene, while his son sat a wooden chair in front of a neighboring home (both pictured below). Cain and Jessica Thomas were placed in the back of ECSO patrol vehicles as investigators worked.

Florida investigators also responded to the truck at Brushy Creek on Deere Creek Road in Alabama to process that crime scene with Alabama agencies.  The straight-line location of the truck was about 1,000 feet north of Alabama-Florida State line.

Christopher Alan Stacey, resides with Thomas her at the home on Highway 164. Boutwell told law enforcement that he was shot because of an argument with her ex-husband. The son, Christopher James Logan Stacey, also resides in the home, the report states.

Christopher Allen Stacey and Christopher James Logan Stacey are  being held without bond. Cain remains jailed with bond set at  $151,000. exclusive photos, click to enlarge.

Above: Suspects Christopher James Logan Stacey (left) and Christopher Alan Stacey (right) watch as investigators process a murder scene in Walnut Hill Sunday.

Above: A deputy questions Jessica Thomas as she sits inside a patrol vehicle in Walnut Hill.

Above: Deputies found a burning couch in the backyard of the Walnut Hill home.

Above: Florida investigators arrive at the scene on Deere Creek Road in Alabama.


21 Responses to “Fourth Suspect Arrested In Fatal Walnut Hill Double Shooting”

  1. Anonomyous on July 4th, 2018 9:38 pm

    I know these 2 Chris and Jessica well. this is so shocking, like wow, i can’t even begin to believe this. it’s crazy. to know them you wouldn’t think this would happen wow.

  2. David Huie Green on June 26th, 2018 1:48 am

    ” Everyone is judging and not putting everything in consideration.”

    Everyone is not judging. (You shouldn’t be so judgmental of everyone.)
    SOME are judging.
    And if you know everything which should be considered, feel free to share.

    David for facts

  3. Anon on June 25th, 2018 3:36 pm

    There is still more to the story that not brought out and how do everyone know she wasn’t forced to do or held under line of fire. Everyone is judging and not putting everything in consideration. I pray for everyone involved.

  4. Monroe on June 24th, 2018 1:16 pm

    Burn in hell

  5. David Huie Green on June 24th, 2018 2:23 am

    “Under Florida law They will all get a murder charge. Does not matter who pulled the trigger they will all be charged for it. Refer to the billings murder case for a better understanding of how this law works.”

    In the Billings case, those charged knew a felony was to be committed — in that case armed robbery so they were part of the situation which could reasonably be foreseen as likely to result in a death. This says the shooting was due to an argument, so nothing presented qualifies others for felony murder.

    Felony Murder:
    “The statute also punishes as second degree murder the killing of another human being during the commission of a felony that is imminently dangerous to human life. Also, if the defendant was involved in the commission of a predicate felony, but the homicide was perpetrated by another co-felon, the defendant can be charged with second degree murder.”
    (See Florida Statute 782.04(3) )

    Trying to help cover up the crime was their only crime as written.

    David for better people

  6. LET THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME!!! on June 23rd, 2018 9:37 pm

    I think they should be done they same way they did Troy and Dalton!!!! Let the punishment fit the crime for ALL of them!!!! They should be shot until DEAD then dumped in a creek and forgot about forever!!!! They had no remorse nor should the law with their consequences!!!! A life for a life they all had their hand in this horrible crime and they ALL DESERVE TO DIE!!!!

    #R.I.P Dalton

  7. Anon on June 23rd, 2018 8:34 pm

    Don’t hate on me for this comment, but that is my cousin and there’s no way she would do something like that she has kids to take care of and she’s a real good mama. There’s got to be more to this story than they’re putting out.

  8. bartender on June 23rd, 2018 12:14 pm

    who would say pray for them.i would be saying praying for the family that lost their son and those poor kids that had a rotton mother to do such a thing.they gona get what they deserve from all mighty god and its gona be hot where they going.

  9. JustSaying on June 23rd, 2018 10:36 am

    She’s got evil in her eyes!

  10. Good grief on June 23rd, 2018 9:59 am

    Girl how much do you love your “bad boy” now? To think you, as a mother has done this to your children. They will probably be better off without you.

  11. john on June 23rd, 2018 9:12 am

    I believe once you graduate to murdering, you have seered your conscience, there is no possibility of repentance, if they receive death sentence it should be carried out quickly, laws should demand execution in less than thirty days, not thirty of forty years. When you allow that much time to pass, you only extend the suffering of the victims’ families’, and in the meantime, everyone else in the population the memory of the event is fading. The murderer I am guessing is sitting in his cell or at the chow hall eating a piece of chicken, cracks his tooth on a chicken bone in slight pain he informs the guards and they take him to the prison dentist to get it fixed. He is released back to his cell to read a book or watch a tv program (Depending on where he is imprisoned) relaxes on his bunk, and tries to figure out what he will do tomorrow to pass his time.
    And in the meantime the legislators are trying to figure out next year’s budget, and prisons are requesting more money???

  12. DLSmith on June 23rd, 2018 4:27 am

    You’re close Howie but not entirely. If a person participates before a crime is committed or attempted to be committed, they are defined as a “principal”. A person who aids and abets a person after a crime has been or attempted is defined as an “accessory”. That is the technical side but keeping it simple, your way works. An Accessory cannot be a person in standing a relationship as husband or wife, parent or grandparent, child or grandchild, brother or sister.

  13. Wally on June 23rd, 2018 1:41 am

    Under Florida law They will all get a murder charge. Does not matter who pulled the trigger they will all be charged for it. Refer to the billings murder case for a better understanding of how this law works. In that case the getaway driver who was not even in the home and did not kill anyone received a life sentence for murder. There will also be mandatory sentence guidelines since a firearm was used in the commission of a felony. Justice will be served Florida style.

  14. Afraid on June 22nd, 2018 9:01 pm

    She might of been afraid for her life and did what what ever they wanted to do after the crime. It stated after the fact.

  15. Shannon Champion on June 22nd, 2018 8:02 pm

    Will be justice

  16. Shannon Champion on June 22nd, 2018 8:01 pm

    There will be justice for my little brother

  17. Victoria on June 22nd, 2018 7:00 pm

    They ALL should get the death penalty!!!!

  18. phillip on June 22nd, 2018 6:38 pm

    Tammy they do not need prayer, they need to receive justice. swift justice

  19. Tammy on June 22nd, 2018 4:08 pm

    Just praying for them all and there family’s…

  20. Howie on June 22nd, 2018 2:55 pm

    Hope she enjoyed her freedom from June 2nd to June 22nd. She was the person that Boutwell went to visit from the earlier story.

    An accessory to a crime is a person who participates knowingly and voluntarily in the commission of a crime. An accessory can be categorized as before or after the fact (the commission of the crime). They need not be actually present at the scene of the crime in order to be held liable. A person who learns of the crime after it is committed and helps the criminal to conceal it, or aids the criminal in escaping, or simply fails to report the crime.

  21. Marsha Leigh Shanks on June 22nd, 2018 2:51 pm

    Thank you God, justice for Dalton.

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