Homicide suspect remains in jail

Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM.

GRACEVILLE -- A man suspected of killing his father and girlfriend remained in jail in Jackson County Saturday after his first appearance hearing.

According to information from the Jackson County Correctional Facility, Joseph Gilley, 31, has been charged with two counts of murder in the first degree and is being held without bond.

Gilley was charged in the slayings of James Gilley and 31-year-old Alicia Sapp in a house on Peanut Road in Graceville.

Gilley was arrested early Friday after a five-hour manhunt that involved several law enforcement agencies. He was arrested without a struggle around 3:30 a.m. Friday at the home of another relative.

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