Canvass – Home Plate employees
On Monday, July 2, 2018, Detectives Sam Murphy and Ted Armstrong went to Home Plate to interview employees who may have information about the death of Devlin Beauchamp.
The following interview descriptions, provided in summary and not verbatim, are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
604 Saddle Creek Loop
Mr. Alvarez said he has only worked at Home Plate since May 15th, and he didn't know much since nobody really talks to the new guys. He said he heard the screaming match between the two partners on the night of June 30, 2018, but said that he went to great lengths to stay away from the office as he didn't want to be involved. The office door was shut, and he couldn't hear anything clearly.
Mr. Alvarez did say that the argument seemed to come to a halt at approximately 10:00 p.m. when Mr. Beauchamp stormed through the dining room and out the front door of the restaurant. Mr. Alvarez believed Mr. Beauchamp was pretty angry because he heard Mr. Beauchamp's tires squealing as he exited the parking lot.
Mr. Dixon came out to the dining room from the office shortly afterward and, according to Mr. Alvarez, looked a little pale. Mr. Alvarez said he offered Mr. Dixon a glass of water, but Mr. Dixon mumbled something about needing something "a mite stronger" and walked toward the bar.
When asked whether either partner had recently exhibited any odd or unusual behavior, Mr. Alvarez reiterated that he had only worked there a few weeks and didn't feel he would recognize behavior as being odd or unusual since he didn't not know either partner well at all. Mr. Alvarez said he thought they were both pretty nice guys and were pretty easy to work for. He especially liked the fact that Mr. Beauchamp organized team sports and softball for the employees.
Mr. Alvarez did not work on July 1, 2018, but did attend the emergency meeting that Mr. Dixon called to inform the employees of Mr. Beauchamp's death. Mr. Alvarez said he felt sad about what happened to Mr. Beauchamp, as he seemed like somebody who didn't deserve that to happen to him.