Update: Murder suspect turns himself in

Published 3:26 pm Monday, August 7, 2017

UPDATE: Destin Lamar Sloan turned himself in Tuesday afternoon at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office.  He has been given a $400,000 secured bond, and will be placed in the Rowan County Detention Center.

SALISBURY — Destin Lamar Sloan, who was awaiting trial after getting out of jail on bond, is now wanted for failure to appear in court on a charge of second-degree murder.

Sloan was arrested on July 13, 2014, for the murder of Kerry Gray, who at the time of his death was 39 and lived at 185 Deb St., Woodleaf.

The murder occurred on that date at 145 Maria Lane, Woodleaf, after a dispute between the Gray and Sloan, authorities said.

Sloan, 25, listed his address as 4475 Mooresville Road, Salisbury, at the time of his arrest. He is described as a black man who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, and has dark hair.

He also has the tattoo “MO$B” across the fingers on his left hand.

Sloan is known to carry a gun, so caution should be used in any contact with him, authorities said.

Anyone with information about Sloan and his location should call 911.

To remain anonymous and possibly collect an award of as much as $1,000, submit information at http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245.