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Warrenton volunteer firefighter charged in break-in

Posted July 7, 2009
Updated July 8, 2009

— A volunteer Warrenton firefighter and Warren County EMS worker was arrested around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday in connection with a residential break-in, authorities said.

James Earnest Moody Jr., 19, was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering, Norlina Police Chief Charlie Barker said.

He was held in the Warren County Detention Center under a $500 secured bond. Authorities released him Tuesday morning.

Warren County EMS Director and Fire Marshal Chris Wright said he was discussing possible disciplinary actions against Moody with county officials. There was no word on his status with the Warrenton Fire Department.


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  • Tincanmedic Jul 7, 2009

    The article states that he was charged with B&E. It does not say he was guilty of it. Do not jump the gun and hang a noose over a simple news update. The truth is still yet to be heard. The article does not state he is facing disciplinary action- it states that they are possibly discussing it. I love the comment that younger EMS and fire get bored- do you know what we do for a living? Our lives are full of action, we don't need to go out looking for action- it calls us via 911 ;)

  • GravyPig Jul 7, 2009

    What could be added that would make me not think the worst of this guy? He got caught doing a B&E, that makes me think that he is not a trust worthy individual.

    He will be lucky to get off with just disciplinary action. He could lose his job, and end up in jail.

    Do you know something that WRAL has not printed?

  • Journey985 Jul 7, 2009

    Why do you think the whole story is not printed babyblue? It states that an EMS worker was arrested for breaking and entering, and that he is facing discplenary action from his superiors. Pretty cut and dry to me. Another individual charged with protecting the public caught in the act again..but hey, these are only isolated incidents Riiiiight.

  • babyblue2 Jul 7, 2009

    wral should get ALL the facts straight before they print articles like this one. without all the facts in place, the average reader would think the worst of this young man. the whole story is not printed.

  • RPD07 Jul 7, 2009

    So why doesn't the news put the job of everyone who commits a crime out there? Was he in the performance of firefighting duties when he broke in to these places? I don't think so.

  • CoolYourHeels Jul 7, 2009

    Now, if this were a police officer, you know there would be almost 100 comments by now.

  • fireguy Jul 7, 2009

    At least he didnt light it on fire...

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 7, 2009

    The younger volunteer EMS and firefighters tend to get bored. They're always looking for some action.