Bond Set for Man Charged with Capital Murder in Crane

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CRANE - A little more than a million dollars.

That's what it will take to get a man out of jail accused of murder, and numerous other crimes.

A Crane judge officially charged 42-year-old Gillie Thurby with capital murder on Monday, and numerous other charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault on a public servant and family violence.

Investigators say the day before in Crane Thurby beat up a woman then shortly after stabbed a man, Jorge Silva, who called them for help.

He identified Yhurby as his attacker and later died.

Authorities later spotted Yhurby who lead them on a high speed chase through 3 counties before crashing into a pasture in Pecos County.

He was arrested after workers found Thurby hiding in the attic of a building.

During questioning, investigators say Thurby claimed he planted bombs around crane, but no explosives were ever found.

Thurby is from Colorado and was on parole in that State.