Andy Banks Death – Obituary: Missing Raleigh Man Andy Banks Found Dead, Justin Merritt of Danville VA Arrested.
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Police In Raleigh are now investigating the disappearance of Gastonia native Andy Banks as a homicide. They suspect foul play. Banks went to sell an SUV in Raleigh and didn’t return. Police found his SUV in Danville, Va and charged Justin Merritt with robbing Banks., according to a statement posted online on September. 16, 2020 by WSOC Western Bureau Reporter.
BREAKING: Judge has raised Justin Merritt’s bond to $2 million for car theft/firearms charge. Prosecutor cited dangerous weapon used in taking Andy Banks’ car and that Merritt has no ties to Raleigh. @WNCN pic.twitter.com/sZlqw9TLEd
— Colleen Quigley (@ColleenWNCN) September 16, 2020
— ABC 13 News – WSET (@ABC13News) September 16, 2020
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Maggie Thornton wrote
My heart hurts for this random act of betrayal on the part of cowardly criminals. Prayers for Andy and his family.
Cissy Key Gomes wrote
Anxiety/asthma is going crazy today. So torn up for his family and all of his loved ones. He has so many
I’m praying for their strength and I’m still praying for you Andy. Lord cover him.
John R Lamb wrote
The sad thing is that we that are decent human beings trust too much. We assume people are good, honest and caring. It’s a lack of training that has created these worthless people. Beware and help us be prepared !
Rachel M Latremore wrote
I’m in Texas but I’ve sent private message to everyone I know in the Carolinas!!!!
Kristy Kristy wrote
Always carry a gun and never go alone when meeting someone offline. I pray he is found. This is terrible that we live in this kind of world .
Pamela Sloop wrote
I don’t know Andy, but I’ve been following the news since his disappearance, and I feel like I know him. This is so heartbreaking. I’ve read so many comments over the past few days by people who know Andy, and he sounds like a wonderful person. I send my prayers to his family and friends that he will be found safe, and to the authorities, please make the suspect talk!!
Nathan Camarillo wrote
SMh. I really hope this family gets good news I know the longer he goes missing the hopes dwindle . This family is in my prayers !
Vickie Jo wrote
What I would like to know is WHY this suspect, a convicted felon,has been walking around as a threat to society!!!
Gloria K Wilson wrote
What a horrible situation and I am so sad for this man and his family. I hope they find him soon.