Apparent robbers were both from Marianna.
Two Jackson County men were dead after an apparent botched home invasion, a third man was in custody and authorities said they were looking for two more people who may have been involved.
According to a release from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call about 4:33 a.m. Tuesday morning alerted authorities to a home invasion robbery at 7515 Jefferson Ave. in Southport. Deputies responded and found two men dead in the residence. They have been identified as Patrick Duffie and Devin Butler, both of Marianna.
One of the two residents of the home told deputies he had shot the two men after waking up to find them in the home. He said he saw a third man flee on foot.
The scene was secured and crime scene investigators were called to the home.
About 7:45 a.m., a deputy responding to a 911 call regarding a suspicious person in the area. The deputy then stopped a man walking along Highway 2302 not far from the scene of the shooting. The deputy questioned the man, who eventually admitted he was involved with the incident at 7515 Jefferson.
He said another man and a woman were also involved in the incident, and had fled the scene. This third suspect is now in custody and investigators are looking for the two additional suspects and two vehicles: a white or beige Jetta and a white Tahoe.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at 747-4700.