A suspect wanted in connection with the murders of a couple in Simpsonville shot himself just before deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office arrived to arrest him, according to a news release.
Jerry Willard Yancy, 57, was wanted for the murders of Ansel and Alice Bouchillon.
According to the release, when deputies knocked on the door of Yancy’s room at the WoodSpring Suites hotel at 64 Orchard Park in Greenville to take Yancy into custody, they heard a single gunshot.
When they entered the room, they found Yancy with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.
Yancy had been doing contract work for the Bouchillons and there was a dispute about some of the work that was done. Investigators ascertained that in the early morning hours of June 15, Yancy entered into the home of the victims where he shot them both multiple times, according to warrants.
Investigators had obtained five active warrants on Yancy for two counts of murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and first-degree burglary.
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