Jeremy Justin Dailey (left) during a court appearance. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Jeremy Justin Dailey (left) during a court appearance. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Assault charges upped to murder after gunshot victim dies

Two Marysville men are accused in the shooting death and robbery of Tye Burley, 30, of Arlington.

MARYSVILLE — Two Marysville men were charged with murder Tuesday after a robbery victim died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Another pair of suspects remained at large.

Tye Gerald Burley, of Arlington, spent two days in a local hospital before he was taken off life support at 11:42 p.m. Thursday, according to police. He was 30.

Burley had won about $7,000 gambling at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino over the preceding week, according to police. He reportedly showed the stack of cash to Jeremy Dailey, 33, who was staying with him at a Marysville motel.

Two robbers in bandanas confronted Burley outside the motel around 7 p.m. Feb. 20, on Beach Avenue. They beat him and shot him in the head, according to police. Security footage showed the robbers escaping in a white sport utility vehicle.

Officers arrested Dailey and an alleged accomplice, Jared Evans, 28, last week. Both men admitted to plotting the robbery, police said. Their charges of first-degree assault were increased to first-degree murder Tuesday in Everett District Court. Both are accused of first-degree robbery, as well. Evans told officers he’d been paid $100 for helping to carry out the heist.

In light of the new charges, Judge Tam Bui increased bail for both defendants, from $500,000 to $1 million.

However, detectives do not believe Dailey and Evans carried out the actual shooting.

Police identified the attackers as Jorge Nava “Speedy” Martinez, 31, and Jose Antonio “Chi Chi” Nava, 30. Detectives think one of them fired the fatal round.

Those two suspects were at large this week. They have ties to Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett, and police said they might be in a white Dodge Durango with Washington license plates BHL1688.

Marysville police suspect family or friends have helped to hide Nava and Martinez, and that the suspects might have fled the region, Sgt. Pete Shove said. Tips can be directed to 425-363-8300. Or call 911.

Caleb Hutton: 425-339-3454; Twitter: @snocaleb.

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