Herald News Report
The Quincy Police Department issued the following information concerning a Tuesday, April 21 homicide:
On Tuesday, April 21st at approximately 7 PM Quincy police responded to 15 W. Clark Street in Quincy following a request to check on the welfare of a family member.
While officers checked the exterior of the home for signs of the family member’s presence the mother, fearing foul play, broke a window to the home. As she was breaking the window a man, later identified as Gregory Sapp, Jr., jumped out a rear window of the home and fled into a wooded area.
At this same time two juvenile children being held against their will, emerged from the home unharmed.
Officers checked the home and found the family member, identified as Keyonda Collier, 33, deceased.
Quincy Police Lt. Eric Howell and his K-9 partner “Figo” began a track to locate the suspect. After tracking for approximately 15 minutes, Gregory Sapp, Jr. was located and taken into custody.
Quincy police were assisted by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office and also called in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for forensics and investigative assistance.
Gregory Sapp, Jr., 24, confessed to the murder and was charged with homicide, false imprisonment and resisting arrest without violence.
Police believe at this time that the victim and Sapp were involved in a relationship and may have been staying together.
This investigation is still open and active. Additional charges are likely. The Florida Department of Corrections’ website indicates Sapp was recently released from prison in March of 2015.
Sapp, no relation to Quincy Police Chief Glenn Sapp, is being held in the Gadsden County Jail.
Anyone with information about this case or the activities of the victim and suspect leading up to Tuesday, are asked to contact Quincy police at (850) 627-7111.