Affidavit released in murder, auto theft

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Tuesday, June 18, 2019
An affidavit pertaining to the death of William "Billy" Callison has been released.

Read the Affidavit Here

The affidavit details an event that happened before authorities found Callison's body.

According to the document, police received a call from someone who witnessed a truck and enclosed trailer being driven out of USA RV storage on S. Broadway back on May 13.

That caller was later identified as the person who owned teh trailer. He said the truck belonged to an employee of his, identified as William Callison, though Callison was not the one driving the truck.

The affidavit states the caller followed the truck until it stopped at MacArthur and Englewood. He then confronted the occupants. He recognized the female passenger as Michaela Spencer and the driver, later identified as Royce Thomas.

The caller told police that Thomas was wearing a Payday Motors work shirt, which he believed belonged to Callison.

After the confrontation, they eventually agreed that it was all "confusion" and Thomas and Spencer unhooked the trailer and drove off in the truck.

That trailer contained a restored 1963 Corvette Stingray, which belonged to the caller. The caller told police that he did not believe Callison, who was a long-time employee of his, would conspire to steal from him.

Callison was later found dead in an RV that he owned, which was found along with his stolen truck.

Spencer and Thomas were both arrested.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Two suspects in a Wichita murder made their first appearance in court Thursday afternoon.

Micaela Spencer and Royce Thomas are both charged with first-degree murder in the death of William Callison.

Spencer also faces three other counts including theft and selling sexual relations. Her bond is set at 500-thousand dollars.

Thomas faces four other counts including theft and possession of methamphetamine.

Police responded to a report of a stolen pull-behind RV and vehicle on Monday. They found Callison dead inside the RV with multiple stab wounds.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Wichita police have arrested two people in connection with the death of a man who was reported missing a few days ago.

According to police, 25-year-old Royce Thomas and 24-year-old Micaela Spencer of Wichita were arrested Monday on charges of first-degree murder, possession of stolen property and outstanding warrants.

Police say Sedgwick County Deputies were dispatched to a report of an auto theft in progress at Englewood and MacArthur at around 3:20 p.m. on Monday.

That report involved a stolen trailer and vehicle.

Deputies found the stolen truck and a pull-behind RV in the 1300 block of S Greenwood.

Both Royce and Spencer were in the vehicle and were arrested without incident.

While investigating, officers found 50-year-old William Callison of Wichita dead inside the RV. He'd suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Callison had been reported missing days earlier.

The case remains under investigation.