More felony charges for man in jail


ROCKINGHAM — A man already in jail, accused last week of calling in a fake bomb threat, was served with two additional felony warrants Friday.

Rockingham police charged 35-year-old William Curtis Moore, of Palisade Circle, Rockingham, with two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses after they say he tried to pawn off rental property.

According to one warrant, Moore pawned a Dell Venue 8 tablet computer for $40 at Carolina Pawn on March 5. Another warrant states he went back to the shop on April 21 and pawned a 50-inch JVC flat-screen television for $198.

Both items were property of the Rockingham location of Aaron’s — a rent-to-own company dealing in furniture, electronics and appliances — according to the warrants.

The monthly payment on the tablet, according to the company’s website, is $39.99. While there are no JVC televisions currently listed, a similar set has payments of $89.99.

Richmond County Jail records show Moore was released on May 29 on two charges for failing to appear in court on misdemeanor larceny charges.

He was brought back in on June 10 on charges of driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and resisting a public officer from the N.C. Highway Patrol.

The following day, Hamlet police charged Moore with making a false bomb threat as to a public building — a Class H felony — after allegedly claiming that there were three pipe bombs on each floor of Sandhills Regional Medical Center the same day he was arrested.

When served with the Rockingham charges, Moore was given a $10,000 secured bond. As of early Wednesday afternoon, he was still in jail under a total $21,000 secured bond.

Moore has an extensive criminal record from the Triad area dating back 12 years, According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

Moore’s most recent conviction was in 2009 on a Forsyth County felony — larceny of a motor vehicle — where he served just over nine months in prison.

From 2003-07, Moore was convicted of several misdemeanors — financial card fraud, failing to return rented property, three counts of violation of a protective order, assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized use of motor conveyance and communicating threats — also in Forsyth County.

In 2007, he was also convicted on a misdemeanor larceny charge and a felony charge of possession of a counterfeit controlled substance.

Later that year, he spent two months behind bars following an assault and battery conviction in Guilford County.

Reach reporter William R. Toler at 910-817-2675 and follow him on Twitter @William_r_Toler.