Salisbury man wanted in East Lafayette Street murder turns himself in

Published 8:17 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020

By Shavonne Potts

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man wanted on murder charges related to an April 26 shooting on Lafayette Street has turned himself in to law enforcement, said Salisbury Police Department spokesman Lt. Lee Walker.

Reginald Dean Oglesby Jr.

Reginald Dean Oglesby Jr., 21, turned himself in to the Salisbury Police Department on Wednesday. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1.1 million secured bond.

He is charged with second-degree murder related to the killing of Jonathan Elijah Ijames at 944 E. Lafayette St.

Police have said a fight at the apartment complex ended in gunfire and led to others being shot, including Oglesby. Police have said five people were shot that day including a 15-year-old female.

No other details have been released as to what led to the initial fight. On Monday, police issued a statement saying they were looking for Oglesby and asked for the public’s help to locate him.