Chadbourn man sentenced to 30 years on carjacking, gun crimes

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.

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A "frequent flyer" of the criminal justice system and another example of why I would prefer my (tax) money be diverted to the building and staffing of more prisons instead of providing others housing, medical care, education, transportation, job training, daycare, cellphones, etc, etc.

Wilmington Observer

So this man has an extensive and violent criminal history. A 22 yr old person with a history a mile long. He kidnapped the family, threatened their lives, killed their dog, stole their money/car and all he gets 30 years? He'll be out in 10, fresh and ready to go all over again. The next time he's out he'll probably kill an entire family for a hershey bar and laugh about it.

This criminal has 13 VIOLENT felony conviction and 5 misdemeanors. Gun related burglery, theft, B&E, Assaults, etc. on top of these latest convictions. WHY is it even possible that this proven violent person has the slightest possibility of being placed back into society? We all know what he's going to do when he gets out again as he's already proven that.

Again, we have proof positive as to why we have an excess of gun-related violence that plagues our society. There are no rules, no bans, no restrictions and no background checks available that will resolve this problem if turned into full law today. The problem lies within our judicial system that doesn't do it's job to protect society against lifetime felons like this man and his blatantly demonstrated behavior as a violent felon.