Authorities have confirmed that William "Billy" Boyette abandoned a car stolen after the shooting at the Alabama/Florida Welcome Center rest stop on I-10.

  Update, 11:45 a.m.

A home invasion in Pensacola on Monday morning has given more clues to the whereabouts of William "Billy" Boyette.

In a Facebook Live press conference, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said that 28-year-old Kayla Crocker was taken to a local hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds during a home invasion at the 8400 block of Beulah Road near Twenty One Oaks Drive. Her 2-year-old son was in the home, but was unharmed.

Law enforcement was on the lookout for a 2006 white Chevy Cobalt with the license plate 9613BJ that Boyette stole after shooting Crocker. In a report from WALA Fox News 10 in Mobile, Alabama, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Boyette abandoned the car at the Alabama/Florida Welcome Center rest stop on I-10. There was no report on what type vehicle he may be traveling in now.

BCSO also stated that a "Be On The Lookout" alert has been issued for Boyette and Mary Rice, the Milton woman believed traveling with him.

"We do believe Mr. Boyette was engaged in this attempted murder," Morgan said of the Monday morning shooting.

Morgan said Boyette, 44, and Rice, 37, were seen Monday morning at a local Shell station. The pair also stopped at a Hardee's for breakfast. 

Boyette stayed in the car while Rice made the purchases, her hair has been dyed orange.  

Morgan advised that if anyone were to come in contact with Boyette that they do not contact or try to engage with him.

"This gentleman is a killer," he said. "He has gone above what we normally deem as incorrigible."

The reward for information leading to the capture of Boyette has increased as the manhunt continues. 

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Rich Aloy said a donated $10,000 from Florida Department of Law Enforcement has brought the total to $21,000. 

Aloy, who is also the coordinator for Santa Rosa County Crime Stoppers, said they have received a lot of calls. He also stressed that all tips are completely anonymous.

"(The calls) are sent to a call center in Canada and the information is passed along to us in an e-mail," he said. "We have no access to caller IDs, no access to IP addresses ... we're following up on all of the leads within our boundaries ... we need this guy off the streets." 

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A manhunt that spans Baldwin County in Alabama across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Northwest Florida is in Day 6 as William "Billy" Boyette continues to elude authorities.

Three agencies — U.S. Marshals Service, Santa Rosa County Crime Stoppers and Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers — have combined their efforts, along with a private donation, for an $11,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of Boyette, whose last known address listed on the Florida Department of Corrections website was 1697 Beachside Drive in Pensacola.

If you have a tip, which can remain anonymous, click on the name of each agency and you will be directed to their online page to submit information. To contact the U.S. Marshals Service, send an email to By phone, contact Santa Rosa County Crime Stoppers at 850-437-STOP (7867) or Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP (7867).

Boyette first was being sought by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office as a person of interest in the shooting deaths of Alicia Ann Greer, 30, and Jacqueline Jeanette Moore, 39, at Emerald Sands Inn on U.S. Highway 90 in Milton on Jan. 31. The bodies of both victims from Escambia County were found inside a room.

On Greer's Facebook profile, she listed herself as "in a relationship" and is pictured with Boyette.

A warrant was signed in Baldwin County for Boyette's arrest on a charge of capital murder for the death of 52-year-old Peggy Phillips Broz. Boyette shot Broz to death in the front yard of her home in Lillian, Alabama, on Friday morning during a carjacking. That vehicle, a 2003 white Chrysler Concord, was later found abandoned near Interstate 10 and Nine Mile Road outside Pensacola.

An added twist to the case came Saturday morning when the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office issued a news release on the search for a missing person, 37-year-old Mary Michelle Craig Rice of Milton. She is believed to be traveling with Boyette and now is considered a fugitive from justice.

Authorities have emphasized that they currently have no information to determine whether Rice is being held by Boyette against her will or if she is an accomplice.

Boyette is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about him or Rice should contact local law enforcement immediately.