RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- A federal judge has sentenced a Chadbourn man to 30 years in prison for carjacking and gun crimes.
In November, John Moore, 22, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. The next day a jury convicted Moore of carjacking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a federal crime of violence.
Prosecutors say on March 1, 2010, Moore broke into a home in Evergreen. Investigators say when the homeowner and their two-year-old grandchild came home and found Moore inside, Moore duct-taped the homeowners hands and face and put the homeowner and the grandchild in a closet and threatened to kill them. Before leaving in the victim's car, Moore stole cash and other items from the house and shot and killed the family's dog.
The US Attorney's Office says Moore's extensive and violent criminal history and the violent acts of this earned him a harsher sentence.