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Man under house arrest in Fayetteville home invasion charged in violent robbery

Posted October 12, 2015 3:45 p.m. EDT
Updated October 12, 2015 7:12 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville man out on bond awaiting trial on an attempted murder charge is back behind bars accused of committing another crime.

Malcolm Moore, 25, was arrested over the weekend in connection with a Friday morning incident where two men were robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of Welmont and Westhill drives.

Lt. Mike Geske of the Fayetteville Police Department said the men's car was cut off, and two men armed with a rifle shot at the car, hit one of the victims with the rifle a couple of times and then robbed them of cash and clothing.

No injuries were reported.

In January, Moore was one of four men charged with attempted murder in a home invasion in the 400 block of St. George Drive. More than a dozen shots were fired into a house, and John McKoy was wounded in the back, police said.

After posting bond, Moore was placed under house arrest and on electronic monitoring as part of his pretrial release. He was wearing a GPS ankle bracelet, and police said nine satellites pinpointed him at a convenience store on Ireland Drive early Friday, not far from where the two men were robbed. Police said security cameras also caught him on tape, leading to his arrest.

"The bracelet was actually crucial with the GPS. It actually helped us solve this case this time," Geske said.

He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle. He was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $775,000 bond.

Police also charged Lareese Martelles Mallety, 21, with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in Friday's holdup.