Durham man charged with murder in July 31 slaying

Sterling Whitted.
Sterling Whitted. Courtesy of the Durham Police Department

Police have made an arrest in the death last month of a 43-year-old man.

Sterling Whitted, 48, of Durham was charged with murder Wednesday.

Police found Reginald Johnson, 43, of Durham in the 100 block of West Channing Avenue around 4 a.m. July 31, according to police spokesman Wil Glenn. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Along with a murder charge, Whitted has also been charged with trafficking in heroin in a separate case, police said. He was placed in the Durham County jail without bond.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks