Law enforcement in Florida has arrested two teenage suspects in connection with the execution-style murders of David ‘Daniel’ Sigers, 54 and James Michael ‘Bo’ Thomas, 49 that took place in July of 2022.
Baker County Sheriff Scotty Rhoden announced that Sixteen-year-old Curtis Peyton Austin, and nineteen-year-old Waylon “Joseph” Hannah, have been charged with first-degree murder, armed burglary, and grand theft of a firearm. Moreover, 25-year-old Robert Martin Trueblood has been charged with accessory to first-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence.
Sheriff Rhoden said at least two people entered Sigers’ home, where they encountered the victims and shot them. During their time in the house, the suspects allegedly stole multiple firearms.
Sheriff Rhoden has revealed that there was an argument between one of the victims and at least one of the suspects, but he has not provided any further details. Additionally, it has been established that Bo Thomas was dating the mother of suspect Curtis Austin.
Sheriff Rhoden has stated that the two main suspects are not biologically related, but they are friends. They both live in Baker County. Trueblood is the father of one of Austin’s siblings, he is not a Baker County resident.
After the killings, Sheriff Rhoden promised to work around the clock until the perpetrators are brought to justice.
At this time, investigators have not revealed which suspect or suspects were responsible for the fatal shots that day.
Rhoden called the murders “a heinous act of violence that Baker County is not used to.” He asked the community to “pray for the victims of this crime. They’re going to need it because it’s still a long process for this family. And we will stand beside them through this whole process. Me as the sheriff, I’ll be with them there, and I will be fighting for justice for this family.”
Both Austin and Hannah are being held without bond. Trueblood’s bond was set at $1.5 million.