Second arrest made in homicide investigation

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced on Friday the arrest of a second person following a homicide investigation in Moore County.

On August 12, Moore County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of a homicide along the roadside of Highway 24/27 in Western Moore County. Bernabe Mujica, 44, of Biscoe, had succumbed to injuries and passed away. Authorities did not state the cause of death.

Homicide investigation underway in Moore County

Authorities investigate a homicide scene on Aug. 12 at the intersection of Hwy 24-27 and Tarry Church Road, northwest of Eagle Springs. Photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.

Within hours, Alan Thomas, 20, of Asheboro, was apprehended and charged in connection with the incident.

The sheriff’s department said the suspect and victim were acquaintances, and that this was not a random act of violence.

Authorities arrest Alan Thomas on Aug. 12 on a charge of murder. Photo via Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

On August 26, sheriff’s investigators also arrested Hope Moore, 37, of Asheboro, after further investigation identified her as an accessory to the homicide. 

Moore is being held in the Moore County Detention Center under a $1,000,000 secured bond pending a first appearance in district court on Sept. 15.

Feature photo: Hope Moore is booked into the Moore County Detention Center on Aug. 26. Photo via detention center.

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