Man Convicted Of Chemstrand Road Home Invasion, Rape, Kidnapping

January 18, 2023

A jury has found an Escambia County man guilty in a Chemstrand Road home invasion robbery that led to the kidnapping and rape of the victim.

Billy Ray Smith, Jr., was convicted of burglary of a dwelling with a battery, sexual battery with a deadly weapon, armed kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft auto, theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card, petit theft, and battery.

On August 18, 2021, Smith entered the victim’s home on Chemstrand Road while she was asleep on the couch, according to prosecutors. He put a gun to her head, threatened her, demanded money, and ransacked her home.

He then put the victim in the trunk of her car and drove to a vacant lot, where he raped her at knifepoint. He then used the victim’s debit card and withdrew money from an ATM in the area, and then stole the victim’s car, and ultimately left the victim duct taped to a chair in her bathroom.

Smith was seen on surveillance video driving the victim’s car, using her debit card, and hiding her property behind a dumpster. Fingerprint evidence linking him was also located.

Smith faces a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced on March 9.


2 Responses to “Man Convicted Of Chemstrand Road Home Invasion, Rape, Kidnapping”

  1. sam on January 18th, 2023 7:51 pm

    there is nothing you can do to this type of scum to rehabilitate him. turn him loose and someone will be hurt or killed.

  2. David on January 18th, 2023 3:42 pm

    Lock him down and throw away the key! He needs to pay a lifetime inside for the lifetime of trauma that he has caused to his victims. No, I don’t take it back. The normalcy of life this been stripped away forever by the cruelty and selfishness of this one individual.

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