Salisbury man fled scene of double fatal motorcycle wreck, troopers say

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Khalil Abdul Farook

SALISBURY, N.C. — A Salisbury man is wanted after he allegedly crashed his car into a motorcycle, killing the man and woman who were riding it, and then ran away from the scene.

Khalil Abdul Farook, 50, of Briarwood Lake Drive, is wanted for felony hit-and-run in connection with the deaths of Tommy “Mark” Marshall Jones Jr., 47, and Suzette Burleson Jones, 48.  Both victims are from Granite Quarry.

First Sgt. F.C. Ferguson with the N.C. Highway Patrol told the Salisbury Post that Farook was driving a gold 1996 Saturn sedan on Airport Road when the car ran off the right side of the road around 7 p.m. Sunday.  Farook over-corrected, crossing into the left lane near the intersection with Village Creek Way and into the path of the victims’ oncoming Harley Davidson motorcycle, Ferguson said.

Tommy and Suzette Jones were both killed instantly.

Farook abandoned the car and ran away from the scene, Ferguson said.

The suspect is a convicted murder who is also known as Donald Ray Miller or “Duck” Miller.  According to the Post, he was released from prison in September after being convicted of stabbing and cutting his ex-wife in 2000.

Prior to the attack on his former wife, Farook was convicted of shooting Willie Ronald Smith in the head in 1990. 

Before surrendering in Los Angeles in 1992, Farook spent two years eluding authorities, the paper reports.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at (866) 639-5245.