19-year-old reported missing

Published 3:27 pm Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Update: A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Earley. Read more: Rockwell man charged with murdering, dismembering missing man

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in finding a missing person named Michael Elijah Earley, a 19-year-old white male whose address is 1520 Sides Road, Salisbury.

Earley is reported to be 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, with brown hair and hazel colored eyes. Earley was reported as a missing person to the RCSO on Monday, May 6, at 9:40 p.m., and was last seen at about 10 p.m. on the night of Sunday, May 5.

Michael Elijah Earley has been entered as a missing person in to NCIC.  Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Michael Earley is asked to call Sgt. Rodney Mahaley at 704-216-8711, or dial 911.