LINCOLNTON - A Raleigh man has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term in the North Carolina Department of Corrections after a Lincoln County jury found him guilty on a number of charges. On Sept. 27, the Lincoln County jury found Terry Lamont Moore, 45, of Raleigh guilty on charges from an incident that occurred at 2645 Painter Lane, Lincolnton on May 6, 2017. Moore was found guilty on one count of attempted first degree murder, four counts of attempted armed robbery, two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle in operation, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, and one count of conspiracy.

Moore, Vickie Asbury Currence, 54, and another man, Marion Palmer Yarborough, 51, of Louisburg went to the residence on Painter Lane under the pretense of selling firearms but with the intention of committing robbery. The two men went into the residence and placed two people on the floor at gunpoint. That’s when a shootout occurred with Moore and Yarborough backing out of the home exchanging gunfire with the victim. Yarborough was shot and killed while Moore and Currence fled the scene in a car. Currence is serving a six year-two month sentence after being convicted in March of 2019 of aiding and abetting armed robbery. 

The Superior Court sentenced Moore to an active prison term of a minimum 941 months to a maximum of 1,203 months. He was transported to Piedmont Correctional Institute to begin serving the sentence. Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith was the prosecutor in the case and First Sergeant Richard Calhoun was the lead detective. Calhoun said, “with this sentence, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office and the people of Lincoln County sent a clear message that this type of activity will not be tolerated in our community.”

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