Salisbury murder suspect surrenders to Concord police

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A few days after Salisbury police charged two teenagers in the Oct. 19 shooting death of 71-year-old Emerson Truitt Roebuck, a third suspect surrendered to Concord police, according to Salisbury police Lt. Greg Beam.

Tai Alexander Mosley, 21, was arrested Tuesday night at a home after calling authorities to say he would be willing to surrender. Officers from the Concord Police Department went to the home and Mosley came out, Beam said.

He is charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center without bond.

Ronald Dashawn Pruitt, 17, and Kenyatta Raphalle Belton Jr., 16, both of Salisbury, were each charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the case.

Both Pruitt and Belton are being held in the Rowan jail under no bond. They were arrested at Belton’s Harrison Road residence.

Salisbury police were called to 628 W. Kerr St. at 11:26 p.m. Oct. 19 to investigate a shooting. Officers found Roebuck with gunshot wounds.

Roebuck had been discovered in the living room by his roommate, who heard gunshots. Police said Roebuck was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, where he later died.

Roebuck’s death was the city’s second murder of the year.

Mosley is expected in court later this week.

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