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Walnut Hill man indicted

Escambia County, Fla. grand jury decided Tuesday

A Walnut Hill, Fla. man was indicted on premeditated murder charges on Tuesday, according to media reports.

The Escambia County, Fla. grand jury returned the indictments on Christopher Alan Stacey, 37, for a shooting that occurred at a residence on Highway 164 in early June.

Stacey was indicted with premeditated murder I and attempted premeditated murder I.

If convicted, he could face the death penalty or life without parole.

Additionally, three others were charged in the case.

Jessice Nichole Thomas was charged with accessory after the fact to homicide and accessory after the fact to attempted homicide; 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 remained in jail without bond. Shiffner-Cain is being held on a $151,000 bond. Thomas is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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, and left in Bushy Creek.