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Benny Davis arrested, charged with murder

Greyling "Benny" Davis.
Greyling "Benny" Davis. (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

GALAX (WSLS10) - The Galax man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend is now in custody.

Greyling 'Benny' Davis was arrested in Alleghany County, North Carolina.

The arrest comes after deputies say Davis lead them on a car chase and eventually crashed his car.

Davis currently faces several gun charges and one for eluding arrest.

He's also wanted in connection with Karen Cates' death.

Grayson County investigators believe Davis forced his way into Cates' home, then shot her and another man.

Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan said, "We had one victim that was able to give us a statement. And then we have the protective order in effect on this subject as well. So that lead us immediately in the direction of Benny Davis."

Cates died from her injuries Sunday.

Her guest, David Patton, was treated and released.

In Grayson County, Davis faces multiple charges, including first degree murder.