Man in Three Homicides Indicted

BAY COUNTY-- The Pensacola man accused of murdering three people last month has been indicted for the shooting that took place here in Bay County.

A local grand jury indicted 41 year old Derrick Ray Thompson Wednesday on first degree murder and robbery with a firearm. The two count indictment claimed Thompson shot and killed 66 year old former Bay County Sheriff's Deputy and local businessman Allen Johnson.

Investigators believed Thompson showed up at Johnsons' Lynn Haven home on Sunday, three days after he shot and killed a Santa Rosa County couple and stole their vehicle.

They said Johnson was unaware of those crimes when he allowed Thompson to stay Sunday night. Thompson allegedly killed Johnson and stole his truck the next morning.

Members of the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Thompson on Tuesday morning at a park in Troy, Alabama.

Prosecutors said they haven't decided if they'll seek the death penalty against Thompson. He's being held in the Bay County jail without bond.

No word as to which county will try Thompson first.


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