WEB: Deputies Arrest Four in Bennett Shooting
In other news, Moore County sheriff's deputies arrested four Bennett men and charged them with shooting another Bennett man in his home.
The shooting occurred on Jan. 14. Billy Farrell Kiser, 39, was shot in his abdomen at his home on Hall Lane. Though the home has a Bennett address, it is in Moore County.
Deputies arrested Kenneth Moore, 41, on Jan. 15. The next day, they charged Tommy Norton, 23, Edward Norton, 48, and Jimmy Moore, 46.
According to the incident report, deputies responded to 101 Hall Lane at about 9 p.m. Jan. 14. The first deputy there saw Kiser lying on the ground in front of his house. Kenneth Moore was holding a towel to his right hip.
Jimmy Moore and Edward Norton were standing beside a truck next to the residence. Moore said he wanted to speak with the officer and said that he saw what happened and knew where the gun was.
The deputy asked him to show him where it was, and he pointed into the truck bed. The deputy found the gun underneath a pile of leaves.
A woman named Geraldine Hall began talking to Kenneth Moore. The deputy wrote in his report that the woman said, "Ken, you know who did this and you need to tell them."
Moore then told the deputy, "Yeah, it's my fault," according to the report. The deputy then took Moore into custody.
Moore County EMS took Kiser to the hospital. Though he suffered some internal bleeding, he is expected to make a full recovery.
Deputies found a spent shell casing on the floor of the home, just inside the front door.
From talking to the victim, officers wrote that the four men had come into his residence after Kiser had told them not to. Kenneth Moore pulled out a handgun and shot him.
Deputies charged all four with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and first degree burglary. Kenneth Moore was jailed with a $20,000 bond. The other three were released on $20,000 unsecured bonds. Their first court hearing is Jan. 31.
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