NEW INFO: Worker Robbed On School Grounds

There were some scary moments at a Beaufort County school before class this morning as a worker was robbed.

It happened around 8:50 a.m. in the rear of John Cotten Tayloe School on Tarboro Street in Washington. Authorities say an independent contractor doing landscaping work at the school was robbed.

Reports say the robber then took off down a path toward WalMart. Minutes later, Washington police arrested Michael Moore in the WalMart parking lot. He was charged with the armed robbery of the worker's wallet.

School spokesperson Sarah Hodges says because of a two hour weather delay there were no students at the school. "We are grateful the children were not yet on campus," Hodges told WITN.

Police say no gun was shown during the robbery, but the worker was threatened with violence. The 24-year-old Moore was jailed on a $15,000 bond.

Court records show Moore has pending charges of breaking or entering into a motor vehicle and felony larceny while he served five months in prison on drug charges in 2009.

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  • by Steve Green Location: Washington NC on Jan 19, 2011 at 08:58 AM
    i love u man take care of your self and u need to stay n there
  • by Brandon Location: Greenville on Jan 14, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    I know it's morbid, but I would love one of these thugs to try to rob me one time. Some "wonderful, loving, caring man who just made a bad decision" would pay for it with a chalk outline on the pavement.
  • by Teneeka Location: Washington on Jan 13, 2011 at 05:32 PM
    I can certainly agree that Mike should be punished for the crime he committed there's no doubt about that! He's is an adult and he as well as everyone in society has to be held accountable for our actions whether good or bad! With that being said his parents are not to blame for his actions!! I'm pretty sure he will not receive a slap on the wrist and maybe just maybe he will wake up and change! In the mean time those who believe in the power of "Prayer" need to be in prayer not only for Mike but for this generation! Pray that Minds and Hearts will turn toward the things of God! It is certainly too much time being wasted on throwing stones!! "Let him without sin cast the first stone" Some of your children or family members may be a decision away from jail, trouble,etc!!
  • by Carolina girl Location: Washington on Jan 13, 2011 at 04:49 PM
    Yes it was a bad decision, and now he will have to pay for it. I really hope that he doesn't get off with just a slap on the wrist. That being said, it was he who made the decision, not his parents or anyone else in his family, He is an adult, it was his own fault. Now let's see if he is man enough to handle his punishment gracefully and move on to make better decisions. That will be the true test.
  • by from:wtf on Jan 13, 2011 at 02:18 PM
    And i do know how to type with sense too as you can see in my last message.I've graduated high school and i am almost finished with college so before you judge know the facts! I am glad that you are so smart and classy that you feel the need to go back and forth with me in the first place.I dont know you and didnt ask for your response from the begining!
  • by Data Man on Jan 13, 2011 at 01:56 PM
  • by from:wtf on Jan 13, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    i didnt say that what he done wasnt wrong and that he shouldnt be punished for what he done but the death penalty remark was going to far, and you cant say that a person is bad ,they jus make decisions that are bad and this isnt a place to go back and forth on so dont keep responding back to me! thank you
  • by Wilma Location: Greenville on Jan 13, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    To "WTF" (keeping it classy with that name I see). This is not a texting forum. We use real words here. If you intend for anyone to take you seriously in life, you need to learn how to communicate in English so normal people such as myself understand what you are trying to say. As I was able to get a 14 year old underachiever to translate your textspeak, I will respond accordingly. Life is all about decisions. One bad decision can or will change your life, and it could kill you. What is so discouraging is that this is getting worse. It's not improving at all. I have no sympathy for this man at all. He made a really bad decision, and if I were to take a guess, he has probably made decisions like this in the past too. I have no knowledge whether his mother is a hard working woman or not, and maybe she brought her children up to the best of her ability. This man made a grown up decision to rob someone. He is just lucky that the man that was robbed was not armed.
  • by Penny Location: Washington on Jan 13, 2011 at 01:36 PM
    OMG, are you people serious, first of all you do not know this young man or his family, so therefore how can you assume if he grew up receiving free lunch or public assistance. I would hate to see the day that you will ever need help from the govenrment can you say medicaid when you get older, dummy!!! But that is still no excuse for his actions, he made a wrong decision and yes he needs to pay for it. But the harsh comments need to stop, people in this town kill me. You are some racists individuals that is why many of us can not get ahead. We have to leave this area to make a difference in our lives. Washington is a small minded town with a bunch of racist individuals who live in it. Get a grip and evaluate your own life before you try to bash someone else's to all the anonymous folks who are afraid to have thier identity known, but have so much to say!!! LMAO at You!!
  • by TO WTF on Jan 13, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    He's NOT a good "gud" person. Otherwise he wouldn't have ROBBED someone. JESUS you people are either blind or absolutely stupid.

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