A man faces two first degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of a father and son. The murders happened early Wednesday morning in the town of Roland. That's off of highway 10 in Pulaski County.
At first the suspect said he slept through the murders inside his small mobile home Wednesday morning. Then, Pulaski County Sheriffs Deputies say he changed his story and now he's locked up in jail.
A quiet night turned violent and a mobile home on Boshears Lane in Roland is empty with several bullet holes, but inside gun shots ended the lives of a Bigelow father and son just after one in morning. The victims are 38 year old Mark Forrester and his 17 year old son James.
Drake Graham is charged with two counts of first degree murder. The Forresters were visiting Graham at the time of the murders. Sheriff's deputies are not sure how long they had been at the trailer.
"There were multiple shots fired, and it would be pretty difficult to sleep through something like that," says John Rehrauer of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. But initially that's exactly what Graham said he was doing during the murders. "He first told us that he had slept through the situation. We've been interviewing him almost constantly since, and have come up with these charges," says Rehrauer.
A bullet flew across the yard and went right through the neighbor's window and woke her up. That bullet came from Graham's home. The neighbor, who just moved in, didn't want to talk with us on camera, but said Graham actually knocked on her door right after the murders. She didn't want to let him inside so another neighbor ended up calling 911.
The neighbor says she's usually coming home from work around the time of the murders. She says it could've been a whole lot worse if she was pulling into her driveway as that bullet went through her yard.