Reward for Reporting Drunk Drivers Leads to Arrest

UPDATE: In Custody after turning himself in on 5/10/2016 after the reward was posted and the family went to the media. Article here.

I represent the family of Billy Faucett in a Missouri wrongful death case. Billy was killed on December 19, 2015 in Campbell Missouri when a drunk driver crossed the center line of highway 53 and crashed head on into the car Billy was a passenger in. The driver and Billy were killed instantly. Everyone died except for the drunk driver, Cory Ray Thompson.

Cory Ray Thompson currently is wanted and has 2 felony 1st Degree Manslaughter charges pending against him for the deaths he caused. This is the 4th time he has been caught drunk driving. This is not Cory Thompson’s first drunk driving related offense. He was charged with drunk driving on January 28, 2015, March 20, 2015, and September 27, 2015. Just 2 days before he killed Bill Faucett and the driver he plead guilty to DWI and got probation in Butler County Missouri.

Cory Thompson has been hiding out and the family of Billy Faucett is offering a $1,000 REWARD to anyone that provides information that leads to Cory’s arrest. Cory Thompson’s last known address is 38615 State Highway 53, Campbell MO 63933. He is 27 years old, 6 feet tall, and weighs about 150 lbs. He worked at Ray’s Auto Sales and Equipment, Inc.

If you have information please email it to We will provide the information to law enforcement and if it leads to an arrest the family will pay the $1,000 reward.