Crime

Two more charges in Danville murder-for-hire

Two more men face federal charges for their alleged involvement in the murder-for-hire of a Danville man.

Serhat Gumrukcu, 39, of Los Angeles, California, and Berk Eratay, 35, of Las Vegas, Nevada, were arrested yesterday for conspiring to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire of Gregory Davis of Danville.

Gumrukcu is expected to appear in federal court in California. Eratay is expected to appear in court in Nevada.

According to court records, Jerry Banks, 34, of Fort Garland, Colorado was previously arrested after having been charged with kidnapping Gregory Davis from his Danville home on January 6, 2018. On January 7, 2018, Davis was found dead in a snowbank several miles from his residence. Although Banks is not charged with Davis’s murder, the government has alleged that Banks murdered Davis. Also, Aron Lee Ethridge, 41, of Henderson, Nevada has been arrested on charges of conspiring to kidnap Davis, and Ethridge is alleged to have communicated with Banks before and after the kidnapping and murder.

The indictment charging Gumrukcu and Eratay contains accusations only, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. If convicted, Gumrukcu and Eratay face mandatory life in prison or the death penalty.

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  1. Vermont has become like “anywhere USA”. Thank God for the Federal courts. The snowflakes, moonbats and commies that run Vermont’s justice system are NOT up to the task.

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