Walnut Hill Double Shooting Suspect Indicted For First Degree Murder

July 10, 2018

An Escambia County grand jury on Tuesday returned premeditated murder indictments against a Walnut Hill man for  a fatal double shooting in Walnut Hill after which the victims were dumped at an Alabama creek.

Christopher Alan Stacey, 37, was indicted for first degree premeditated murder and attempted first degree premeditated murder for the shooting on Highway 164. If convicted, he faces the death penalty or life without parole.

Three others have been charged in the case.  Stacey’s ex-wife, 30-year old Jessica Nichole Thomas, was charged with accessory after the fact to homicide and accessory after the fact to 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. Both Staceys remain in jail without bond. Shiffner-Cain is being held with bond at $151,000; Thomas is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Their arrests came after two men were found shot in the head near Atmore June 2.

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.

NorthEscambia.com 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.


5 Responses to “Walnut Hill Double Shooting Suspect Indicted For First Degree Murder”

  1. Mike J. on July 11th, 2018 12:49 pm

    Every convicted murder should be executed in the same manner used on their victims and should occur within 10 years or less. Period.

  2. Kalee mitchell on July 11th, 2018 4:47 am

    We love you Dalton. There is no justice. Can b none. It will never be able to right

  3. Hope mcqueen on July 10th, 2018 9:44 pm

    They need to take them outside and shoot all 4 of them in the back of the head like they did my friends son..they dont deserve to be in jail or prison the other 3 are just as guility as the one that pulled the trigger

  4. mick on July 10th, 2018 9:42 pm

    Soon their permanent residence will be a cage.

  5. John Bodie on July 10th, 2018 7:40 pm

    They are all killers, weather they pulled the trigger or not. Somehow it would be nice if all got the same punishment. Sorry but true.

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