An additional reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in the ongoing Moore County power grid attack investigation.
The FBI Charlotte field office announced in a Feb. 3 press release it is offering rewards of up to $25,000 in two separate investigations of shootings at electrical substations in North Carolina. Agents continue working with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on the cases. At this time, investigators do not believe the shootings in Moore and Randolph counties are connected.
The joint investigation in Moore County began on Dec. 3, 2022. Someone fired multiple gunshots at two Duke Energy substations. The damage to the West End and Carthage substations led to a massive power outage affecting approximately 45,000 customers, some losing power for as long as five days.
The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $25,000 for the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible. Anyone with information should call the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at 910-947-4444 or contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL FBI or tips.fbi.gov.
A $75,000 reward was announced shortly following the Moore County attack. That reward money is being offered by Moore County, North Carolina, and Duke Energy.