Suspects Plead Not Guilty To Charges In Walnut Hill Double Shooting

June 13, 2018

The three suspects in a Walnut Hill murder have entered not guilty pleas to the charges against them.

Christopher Alan Stacey, 37, pleaded not guilty to homicide and attempted homicide. His son Christopher James Logan Stacey, 18, and Alexis Ileene Shiffner Cain, 21, pleaded not guilty to accessory to homicide and accessory to attempted homicide. They are scheduled to arraigned late this month.

Their arrests came after two men were found shot in the head near Atmore on Sunday, June 3.

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 airlifted to the USA Medical Center in Mobile in critical condition and later released.

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 was placed in the back of an ECSO patrol vehicle 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 is the ex-husband of the witness and resides with 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.

Further details were redacted from the arrest reports by the State Attorney’s Office.


3 Responses to “Suspects Plead Not Guilty To Charges In Walnut Hill Double Shooting”

  1. anne 1of2 on June 13th, 2018 9:26 am

    Burden of proof, good attorney, what mess to sort out.

  2. 429SCJ on June 13th, 2018 7:34 am

    Let’s make a deal?

  3. Trocarman on June 13th, 2018 7:28 am

    I bet the suspects were in for a surprise when they learned Boutwell survived and identified the killer and the one who shot him. Great job law enforcement and to our State Attorney, Bill Eddins.

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