Walnut Hill, Fla. woman arrested in connection to June 3 double shooting

Published 2:41 pm Friday, June 22, 2018

A Walnut Hill, Fla. woman was arrested Friday morning in connection with a June 3 double shooting in her home, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (Fla.).

Jessica N. Thomas, 30, has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder and accessory after the fact to attempted murder for the alleged shooting at her home on Highway 164.

The arrest, which is the fourth in a double-shooting case, stems from a case where two victims were found in and near Brushy Creek in Nokomis two weeks ago, according to Atmore Advance archives.

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Christopher Alan Stacey, 37; Christopher James Logan Stacey, 18; and Alexis Shiffner Cain, 21, were arrested and booked in the Escambia County (Fla.) Jail at the time.

Christopher A. Stacey has been charged with murder and attempted murder; Christopher J. Stacey and Cain have been charged with accessory to murder and attempted murder.

According to Advance archives, Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said the APD was called to the scene at approximately 6:30 a.m. on June 3 to Deere Creek Road, near Brushy Creek.

“The caller stated that while traveling on Deere Creek Road, she observed a truck partially submerged in the creek,” Brooks said. “She also saw in the bed of the truck a human body. She believed that that individual was hurt.”

Brooks said the caller stated that she then saw an individual walking several hundred yards away from the area, and went to inquire about what was going on.

“She made contact with the individual and he said he had been shot, and needed medical assistance,” Brooks said. “That was when the police was called.”

The man found dead in the truck was identified as Dalton Davis. Troy Boutwell, the second victim, was transported to the hospital.

According to Brooks, Boutwell said that he and Davis were at a house off of Highway 164 across the state line in Florida, and added that they were shot and didn’t know how they got to the Brushy Creek area off of Deere Creek Road.

Brooks said because both victims were transported across the state line, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was contacted.