Davis faces 8 more charges in murder case

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Galax man indicted for abduction, other felonies, related to fatal shooting last year


INDEPENDENCE – Eight more indictments have been unsealed against Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis, charged in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Karen Cates, and wounding David Patton last year.

The charges were sealed by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury that met Jan. 27, until Davis could be served with warrants.

Previously, Davis was indicted in Grayson on charges of murder, malicious shooting, possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a violent crime and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (subsequent offense).

New indictments that were unsealed include abduction of Cates, abduction of Patton, attempted murder of Patton, attempted use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (subsequent offense), three counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony (subsequent offense) and discharging a firearm in dwelling.

Davis has been held without bond in the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin since his arrest in March 2016. No trial date has been set.

On March 20, 2016, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a double shooting call at Cates’ home at 20 Terri Lane in the Fairview community. When they arrived, deputies found Cates and Patton of Pulaski County with apparent gunshot wounds.

Sheriff Richard Vaughan said that Davis came to the Terri Lane home around 8 a.m., “found Patton outside the residence smoking a cigarette and forced him back into the residence at gunpoint. Once inside the residence, Davis allegedly shot both Patton and Cates.”

Davis fled the shooting scene and was taken into custody in the early morning hours of March 21, 2016, by Alleghany County, N.C., officers, after he wrecked his car in a police chase on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Police said a .38-caliber pistol was found in Davis’ car.