TROY, MI – Troy police officers have arrested two suspects in connection with the fatal hit and run crash that killed 48 year old JV Binkley of Ann Arbor on Friday, May 24 at 8:55 am in the north parking lot of 500 Kirts, Troy.
Anthony Rene Griffin, 41 years old, of Detroit was arraigned on Friday, June 28 at the 52-4 District Court on charges of Felony Murder and Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident Causing Death. Griffin was denied bond.
Jerry Burton, 37 years old, of Detroit was arraigned on a charge of Felony Murder. Burton was Griffin’s accomplice and the passenger in the vehicle. Burton was denied bond.
Officers believe that the suspects were preparing to steal from Binkley’s truck when he was struck and killed. After hitting Binkley, the suspects fled the scene.
Initially, officers had very few leads. Dogged investigation over the last month, including an extensive review of surveillance video and other evidence, led to the identification of the Griffin and Burton.
Binkley was a vending machine supplier, driving a delivery truck, on the day of the incident. He was at the location of the incident making a delivery.