Man arrested for pointing gun at officers

Officers allowed back to work
May 07, 2013
Courtesy of: Haywood County Sheriff's Office Robert Thomas Moore

Haywood County deputies have arrested a man in association with a recent officer-involved shooting on Plantation Cove near Canton.

Officers from Canton Police Department and Haywood County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic call that ended violently around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

According to a press release from the sheriff's office, the officers identified themselves to 65-year-old Robert Thomas Moore, who was inside the residence. During attempts by officers to deescalate the situation, the man displayed a firearm.

According to warrants, Moore squatted down into a shooting stance and pointed a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol at two Haywood County deputies and a Canton police officer.

Shots were fired and Moore was transported to Mission Hospital. No officer was injured in the incident.

Moore turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Office, around 11 a.m. Monday. He was charged with three felony counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting a public officer, communicating threats, interfering with emergency communications and two counts of assault on a female.

The State Bureau of Investigation is continuing its investigation. The officers, who had been placed on administrative leave in accordance with policy during the investigation, have been returned to active duty.

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