William “Billy” Boyette, Jr., 44, is a suspect in the killings of two women in Northwest Florida last Tuesday as well as the fatal shooting of another woman in Alabama on Friday, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said.
The suspects are armed and considered “very dangerous,” the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said.
Boyette and Rice allegedly stole Crocker’s vehicle and drove to a gas station and then to a Hardee’s for breakfast, WEAR reports.
“We are looking now aggressively for someone who is a killer in our community,” Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said in a press conference.
Sheriff Bob Johnson of neighboring Santa Rosa County addressed Boyette directly in a press conference on Tuesday.
“Mr. Boyette, there are two places you can end up: prison or a cemetery. The choice is yours,” he said.
Johnson cautioned Boyette to surrender peacefully to law enforcement or else.
“It’s game on. Our officers are not gonna take a shot from this guy, so he better be prepared,” he said.
The investigation began January 31, when Boyette was named as a suspect in the killings of Alicia Greer, 30, and Jacqueline Moore, 39. The two women were found shot to death in a motel room in Milton, Florida, police said.
It was not clear Tuesday whether Rice is connected to those killings, but Sheriff Johnson of Santa Rosa County said she will face charges of accessory after the fact.
Boyette has an extensive criminal history, including accusations of aggravated battery and domestic violence, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said.
The pair are believed to be traveling in a white 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt with the FL TAG #9613BJ, the Escambia County Sheriff said.