Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009
By Shavonne Potts
Salisbury Police have charged three men in connection with the May murder of 20-year-old Demetrius Bost.
Bost, of Salisbury, was shot and his body dumped in a ditch along the 500 block of Milford Hills Drive.
Police are looking for Desmine Marnic Kirkland, 20, whose last known address was 555 Neely Town Road, China Grove, on a charge of first-degree murder.
Also facing a first-degree murder charge is Justin Lamar Galarza, 21, who is in jail in Volusia County, Fla. Daytona Beach is located in Volusia County.
In 2004, when Galarza was charged with robbing and attempting to shoot a man at Jordan Oil Co., his address was 17 E. Civic St., Salisbury.
Investigators have charged a Salisbury teenager with acting as an accessory after murder for his involvement. Leopold George Harris II, 18, remains in the Rowan Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.
Salisbury Police Chief Mark Wilhelm would not say what Harris’ involvement in the murder was.
Investigators believe Bost was killed somewhere else and his body left in the ditch less than 24 hours before it was discovered.
Police have talked with several people but haven’t established a motive for the killing. Wilhelm said he could not discuss any possible connection between the suspects and the victim.
No other arrests are expected, the police chief said.
Investigators ask anyone with information about Kirkland to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333.
Contact Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.