GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) – A man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of a Greenville County couple reportedly killed himself when deputies attempted to arrest him Monday afternoon.

According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to the WoodSpring Suites on Orchard Park Drive to arrest 57-year-old Jerry Willard Yancy.

When deputies announced themselves at his hotel door, they said they heard a gunshot. The sheriff’s office said deputies entered the hotel room and found Yancy with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Yancy was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Deputies knocked on the door when they heard a gunshot, which changed things drastically, and everybody kind of took a position of cover, eventually getting into the room,” said Sheriff Hobart Lewis. “We found our suspect deceased inside from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Law enforcement at scene of double murder on Hunter Road in Greenville Co., June 16, 2022. (WSPA)

Yancy was wanted on murder charges for the deaths of 66-year-old Ansel Leigh Bouchillon and 65-year-old Alice Lollis Bouchillon.

The husband and wife were found dead inside their home on Hunter Road in Simpsonville the morning of June 16.

“I’m sure the family of the Bouchillions are very relieved to have some closure, but it doesn’t provide a lot of answers for them,” said Lewis.

Investigators said Yancy had been doing contract work for the Bouchillons and there was a dispute over the work. Yancy was not a licensed contractor in South Carolina.

Sheriff Lewis said the Bouchillons felt like Yancy still owed them some repair work to complete the job.

The sheriff’s office said Yancy entered the Bouchillons’ home during the evening of June 15 and shot them.

“We didn’t get to ask him what led up to that moment,” Lewis said. “I think, certainly, alcohol was certainly involved from a phone conversation that we have, where he called the sheriff’s office before the murders.”

Yancy had been charged with two counts of murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and one count of burglary.

Neighbors told 7NEWS Tuesday they were relieved to learn the suspect was no longer on the streets. Friends and loved ones were devastated about the Bouchillons’ deaths.

“I would like people to remember Alice as someone who just genuinely cared about other people,” said Charlie Brainard.

Brainard knew Alice Bouchillon for more than a decade. He said she came into his workplace the day she was killed.

“She was her normal, happy, fun-loving self,” explained Brainard. “I was really shocked the next day when I found out what happened.”

Brainard said Alice always had a smile on her face.

“The world needs a lot more people like Alice honestly — people who care about others like she did,” said Brainard.

Sheriff Hobart said his team is speaking with Yancy’s girlfriend to learn more about a possible motive.