Salisbury Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 2nd Degree Murder


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A Salisbury man has been sentenced to a total of 60 years in prison with all but 30 years of active incarceration suspended. In July, 46 year old Clifton Jones entered a guilty plea to one count of 2nd degree murder and a weapons charge in the murder of Jerome Moss. Five years of the sentence are to be served as a mandatory minimum.

Following his incarceration – Jones will be on 5 years of supervised probation – and will be subject to 30 additional years in prison if he violates the conditions of his probation.

Court records show that in April of 2021 Moss and others visited Jones’ residence. After some time Jones retrieved a handgun and confronted Moss – shooting him several times. Moss died at Tidal Health from his injuries.