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Clayton police officer stabbed breaking up fight in Benson

Posted September 25, 2010
Updated September 26, 2010

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— A Johnston County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Saturday that a Clayton police officer was stabbed while breaking up a fight in Benson Friday night.

Spokeswoman Tammy Amaon said the fight happened outside a bar called The Tar Pit, at South Wall Street and West Parrish Drive, around 10:30 p.m. The officer was between two people when one pulled out a knife, striking the officer.

The officer's bulletproof vest blocked most of the blow, but the officer was cut in the chest and arm, Amaon said. The officer was treated at Johnston Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Clayton Police Chief Glen B. Allen said that the officer's injuries were minor and that he was providing security for Benson's popular annual Mule Days festival.

Christopher Blake Moore, 26, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Previously, Moore was charged in the June 19, 2005, shooting death of 18-year-old Julius Anthony Lee at the Days Inn on Honeycutt Street.

Moore was originally charged with murder, but was convicted of manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a felon in 2006, according to state Department of Correction records. He served a little more than 2½ years in prison and was released in April 2009.

As well, Moore has two felony and one misdemeanor drug convictions dating from 2005 and 2002.

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  • Wolfpack12 Sep 28, 2010

    I know the guy too, dont see how anyone could understand what he says cuz he talks so dang fast! Never knew he had done this stuff!

  • JuanGrande v3.0 Sep 27, 2010

    and why wasn't Mr. Moore immediately shoot and killed by other officers for stabbing a LEO?

  • leo-nc Sep 27, 2010

    "colleen im sorry that it was your husband i really am and i thank him for trying to protect the bystanders but answer me this the little dale man that started this was drunk had a gun and was running his mouth just get a slap on the wrist? if i wasnt for him being drunk and running his mouth none of this would have happened"---

    Your genius brother should have stayed out of it. Now he is going to prison. I would venture a guess that you don't have the best record either. I have NO sympathy for someone who tries to kill a brother of mine, and I promise you that the police, and the DA will do everything they can to make sure your brother goes away for a long time. Say your goodbyes now, genius.

  • leo-nc Sep 27, 2010

    "i understand where your coming from but i dont understand how people could say that he need to rot in jail i mean yea he will probley get some jail time but yall are saying that he is such a bad person because he acted in self defence."---

    First of all, it's called English. Look it up, it'll do you some good. Secondly, your brother attacked a police officer and I hope he goes to prison for many years. I was there. The officer is a friend of mine and your brother is lucky he's not dead right now given that deadly force was easily justified in this situation. Sounds like your whole family is a real bunch of winners.

  • leo-nc Sep 27, 2010

    "ok first of none of you know chris personal i am his brother and he pulled 5 yrs in prison for manslaughter and the only reason he did that was to defend hisself and his child if it want for sorry drug addicts then he wouldnt have had to shoot anyone and for the cutting of a cop he had no idea that it was a cop he was fighting and 2 men jumped on him the so called cop tat was trying to help was in street clothes. he grabbed my brother from behind so chris thought it was another man jumpping him so he cut him soo before you talk junk about someone you dont know get the facts striaght first i think he should walk away with probation after all what would you do get you tail beat i dont think so. he was protecting hisself just like any other MAN would!!!!"--

    Your brother is lucky he didn't get shot. Very lucky because it could easily have happened, and he would be dead right now. Don't even try to justify. Your brother is a criminal, and he's going back to prison for a long time.

  • AMHall82 Sep 27, 2010

    Colleen, my heart goes out to you. My husband was working also, but in a different zone, and when he came home at 3am, the first thing out of his mouth was about your husband and how thankful he was that your husband was wearing his vest! I fuss and fuss at my husband to wear his vest, I don't care that it's uncomfortable, it just might save his life - like it did for your husband! I am so glad that he wasn't injured any worse. We'll be praying for you guys!!

  • we_all_have_it_coming Sep 27, 2010

    Am I getting this right... there is some cry-baby on here defending the actions of this career criminal?

    He has already killed somebody... and is a felon... and is in a bar fight... and is packing a knife... and stabs an officer?

    What?????

    I think this criminal has had more than enough chances... now for some justice!!!

  • Whatever Geez Sep 27, 2010

    Jereret: probley get some jail time

    ? Seriously ? dude, you will never see your brother out of hte bars. If it wont for the fact your brother has to watch his back everywhere he goes, this all shoudn't have happened. Don't blame the drunk that was talking junk.....let the police handle those people. Jreret...if it wont Dale this passt weekend, it would be someone somewhere else.

  • jreret69 Sep 27, 2010

    colleen im sorry that it was your husband i really am and i thank him for trying to protect the bystanders but answer me this the little dale man that started this was drunk had a gun and was running his mouth just get a slap on the wrist? if i wasnt for him being drunk and running his mouth none of this would have happened

  • jreret69 Sep 27, 2010

    i understand where your coming from but i dont understand how people could say that he need to rot in jail i mean yea he will probley get some jail time but yall are saying that he is such a bad person because he acted in self defence. i mean the way yall act is like he took advantage of a little child i mean what he did was not that bad i know he shouldnt have had a knife but he thought he was getting jumped from behind and if it wasnt for the drunk named dale none of this would have been happining in the first place he was drunk and talked junk to the wrong person.

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