GRACEVILLE — A Graceville man is in custody and charged with slaying two people on Thanksgiving night.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Gilley after reports of possible gunfire at about 10:45 p.m. Graceville Police Department department received the initial report.
Killed were Alicia Scouffield Sapp, 31, and James Gilley, age unknown. An officer said Sapp was the suspect's girlfriend and James Gilley was the suspect's father.
A Graceville police officer was flagged down by a resident and notified of a possible shooting. When the officer arrived on the scene at 5267 Peanut Road, he found two people dead apparently from gunshot wounds, according to police reports. A vehicle owned by one of the victims also was missing.
Officers tracked the vehicle and later found it abandoned.
Following a manhunt for the suspect, Gilley was found at a relative's residence and taken into custody with the assistance of FDLE criminal investigators, Jackson and Apalachicola Correctional tracking teams, the Medical Examiner' Office and the State Attorney’s Office, police reported.