Donnie Ray Stallworth, 28, is a staff sergeant with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. He joined the Air Force in February 2000, arriving at Hurlburt Field four months later, said Amy Oliver, a public information officer with Hurlburt Field.
"At this time, the Air Force is not taking any action against (Stallworth)," Oliver said. "We will be working with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office as this is a civil investigation."
Stallworth turned himself in to authorities, days after fleeing across state lines into Alabama, according to Mike Lambert, deputy chief of the Escambia County Ala. Sheriff's Office. He is charged with an open count of murder and is being held on $1 million bond.
Authorities were still trying to make the connection between the others arrested - Frederick Lee Thorton Jr., 19; Rakeen Chaney Florence, 16; Gary Lamont Sumner Jr., 30; Wayne Coldiron, 41; and Leonard P. Gonzalez Jr., 35, and his father, Leonard Gonzalez Sr., 56.
"We're dealing with a group of folks with rare exception - of course, there's a couple of people who are not - that again are basically day laborer sorts, folks that get odd jobs, part-time jobs and they drift," said Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. "With the exception of Mr. Stallworth you don't have any career-minded people in this group."
The suspects, some dressed as ninjas, stole a safe and other items during the break-in Thursday at the sprawling Billings home west of Pensacola. Nine of the couple's 13 adopted children were home at the time. Three saw the intruders but were not hurt. Authorities would not say what was in the safe or what else was taken.
Some of the masked men entered through the front door, while others slipped in through an unlocked utility door in the back. They were in and out in under 10 minutes. The crime was captured by an extensive video surveillance system the Billings used to keep tabs on their many children.
"It was a very well-planned and well-executed operation," Morgan said.
Morgan called Gonzalez Jr. a "pivotal person" in organizing the crime, but stopped short of identifying him as the mastermind. He was charged Sunday with murder.
The Associated Press contributed to this report