A Savannah man has been indicted for the murder last summer of the wife of a deployed U.S. Army soldier on post at Fort Stewart.
In an indictment unsealed today, Stafon Davis, 27, of Savannah, is charged with Premeditated Murder in the July 9, 2018 shooting death of Abree Boykin, 24, a resident of post housing at Fort Stewart Army Reservation, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Davis also is charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
The indictment alleges that Davis, while on Fort Stewart, “willfully, deliberately, maliciously, and with premeditation and malice aforethought, did unlawfully kill Abree Boykin, by shooting Abree Boykin with a 9mm firearm.” The body of Boykin, whose husband was a then-deployed soldier, was discovered by Military Police in her residence.
Davis is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in West Palm Beach, Fla. He is scheduled to have an initial appearance Friday in the West Palm Beach Division of the Southern District of Florida, and will be required to appear in the Southern District of Georgia for further proceedings.
“Our service members already make a tremendous sacrifice for their country, including deployments, and they deserve to know their families will be kept safe here at home – especially at our own military facilities,” said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. “We owe it to Abree Boykin’s family to seek the full measure of justice for her killer.”
“Nothing will ever resolve the pain and suffering this murder has caused the husband, family and friends of Abree Boykin, but hopefully this indictment is the beginning step toward some sense of justice for them,” said Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “This result would not have been possible without the cooperation of our law enforcement partners at the U.S. Army and U.S. Attorney’s Office.”
FBI and CID continue to offer a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the recovery of Abree Boykin’s black 2018 Honda Accord, Georgia license plate RLQ1762. Those with information are encouraged to call the FBI Atlanta Field Office at (770) 216-3000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-844-ARMY-CID. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous will be protected to the degree allowable under the law.
A criminal indictment contains only charges; defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The case is being investigated by the FBI and the Army Criminal Investigation Command, with assistance from the Savannah Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service, and prosecuted for the United States by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer G. Solari.