DANVILLE — Two Danville teenagers facing murder charges appeared in court Friday. Both will be tried as adults, according to Vermilion County officials.
Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy filed multiple counts of first degree murder Friday against Cloanger Robinson Jr., 18, and Terrion T. Tinsley, 16.
Both are being held on $10 million bond, according to court records. Robinson is being held in the Vermilion County Public Safety Building and Tinsley is being held in the Vermilion County Juvenile Detention Center.
Robinson and Tinsley each entered pleas of not guilty. Arraignments for both are scheduled for Feb. 11 in Vermilion County Circuit Court.
The two are accused in the murders of Nathaniel N. Gentry, 65; Anthony D. Jones, 60; and Cordell J. Reed Sr., 67, all of Danville. Police found the three men dead about 11 a.m. Thursday in a residence in the 400 block of Elm Street after a relative of one of the men found them. Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden said the men died from blunt force trauma and stab wounds.
A third teenager, a 17-year-old male, also was arrested and faces robbery charges. His name has not been released.
Danville detectives spoke with witnesses and received tips that helped identify three persons of interest, police said Friday. Detectives then questioned the three at the Public Safety Building. The three later were taken into custody.
The investigation into this incident continues. Anyone who has information regarding the incident is asked to call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250 or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.