Devin Ryan Wiki – Devin Ryan Bio
Devin Ryan is a South Carolina man who met Stafon Davis while both of them were in federal prison for other charges, according to federal prosecutors. He is being accused of helping obstruct the investigation and destroy evidence relevant to Boykin’s murder.
Abree Boykin Facebook
Boykin was also close to her cousins based on several Facebook posts. In one, she wrote, “I’m sorry FB but I had to show the most love to my girl Gee. My cousin is really like a reflection of me. (Exactly the same but completely opposite 😂🤣) I love her sooo much. That’s my Craig y’all and nobody can come between us.”
Roughly a week before her death, Boykin wrote a post in which she described being sick and missing her husband. “I get off work in a hr then it’s off to school. And I have a test today. 😩 I just wanna go home get over being sick and talk to my husband until I KO. #OfficiallyMissingYou #teamboykin #mysoulmate #bringbackmyhusband,” she wrote.
The Army Times reported that after Boykin missed a call with her husband, he asked military police to conduct a welfare check, which is when she was found.
Abree Boykin Murder Investigations
At the time, Christopher Grey, a spokesperson for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, described Boykin’s death as a “horrific and senseless murder of a member of our Army family,” according to the Army Times. He also said that they believed no one else at Fort Stewart was at risk, telling people, “At this point in the investigation, we believe this was an isolated incident and the victim possibly knew her assailant.”
Court records later revealed that she had been killed on July 9, 2018 and shot “twice in the side of the head with a Taurus PT111 9mm semi-automatic handgun.”
Federal prosecutors initially charged Davis with premeditated murder and the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Davis had been convicted of a bank robbery in 2010; court documents show that in September of 2010, Davis had pleaded guilty to robbing the GeoVista Federal Credit Union of $8,000 at gunpoint.
Davis, who was 27 at the time, initially pleaded not guilty to shooting Boykin after he was charged, local news station WGXA reported. However, on September 17, 2020, the Department of Justice announced that Davis had pleaded guilty to her murder. “Davis admitted to being a childhood friend of Abree Boykin and to shooting and killing her in the early morning hours of July 9, 2018, in her on post residence and fleeing Fort Stewart in her vehicle,” part of the press release read.
“Stafon Davis’ admission of guilt in the cold-blooded murder of Abree Boykin will help bring some degree of closure in this horrific crime against the spouse of a deployed American soldier,” U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine said in a press release from the Department of Justice.
According to court documents, Ryan knew Davis from when they were both in federal prison and at a halfway house on supervised release. Like Davis, Ryan was also in federal prison on armed robbery charges.
In 2010, Ryan pleaded guilty to robbing the owner of a South Carolina pawn shop store at gunpoint and stealing weapons and money, according to federal court records. Ryan was also accused of violating the conditions of his supervised release and a warrant was issued for his arrest due to multiple infractions; those infractions included testing positive for marijuana use in 2018, and in 2019, threatening a woman with a silver pellet gun and “grabb(ing) the female victim’s buttocks without the permission of the victim.”
According to court records, at the time of Boykin’s murder, “Devin Ryan knew both he and (Stafon Davis) were on supervised release, and that any violation of local, state or federal law was grounds for revocation” of that supervised release.
According to court records, Ryan has been accused of obstruction of justice, using fire in commission of a federal offense and making a false declaration before a grand jury.
In a press release announcing the indictment of Davis, members of the Atlanta branch of the FBI and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command reported that they were still searching for Boykin’s vehicle. The agencies offered a combined reward of $20,000 for information that could help them recover her 2018, black Honda Accord.
Court documents tell the prosecutors what happened to the vehicle. Davis asked Ryan to help him “get out of the car,” and in response Ryan told Davis to bring that car to Hardeeville, South Carolina, and gave him instructions according to court documents. Ryan then took him to a “remote place on Bellinger Hill Road” and brought a full gas canister. The complaint then accuses Ryan and Davis of wetting Boykin’s car with gasoline and setting it on fire, causing it to explode.
After Boykin was killed, Ryan was subpoenaed and asked to testify in his murder, where prosecutors said he gave false testimony. According to this accusation, Ryan was asked if he was trying to help “sell the car, get rid of the car” or something, and he said “No.” “Do you have any idea where that car is going?” When asked. “No ma’am,” he said.
If Ryan is found guilty in all three cases, he could face up to 35 years in prison.