Man Accused of Killing Father, Girlfriend in Court

The man accused of a Thanksgiving day double murder appeared in court for the first time Saturday morning.

31 year old Joseph Gilley is accused of shooting his father James Gilley and his girlfriend Alicia Sapp.

Thursday night, a neighbor flagged down a Graceville police officer and said he heard shots fired at this home on Peanut Road.

Police found the bodies of James Gilley and Alicia Sapp and discovered one of victims cars was missing.

Officers believe Gilley stole the car after the shooting.

It was later found abandoned on a dirt road.

Gilley is now being held without bond at the Jackson County Jail.

His court dates have not yet been set.


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