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Man calls police on brother; ends up under arrest, owing $10,000
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jul 24, 2014 | 2148 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Jones County man who called law enforcement about a domestic dispute with his brother not only found himself under arrest but also owing an insurance company almost $10,000.

William Robert Moore was in Jones County Superior Court July 17 for a restitution hearing, which was the result of his guilty plea May 15 to the charge of theft by taking for having the stolen car in his possession.

When Moore reported the fight with his brother Feb. 24 to Deputy Richard Dipaolo, he apparently did not expect his brother to tell the deputy about the stolen Chevrolet Avalanche that was in his garage.

It is also doubtful that, when he pled guilty to the theft, he expected to have to pay restitution to an insurance company for claims it paid out to the vehicle’s owner, but that is exactly what happened.

Assistant District Attorney Wright Barksdale represented the state in last week’s hearing, and public defender Sean Brodie represented Moore. Superior Court Judge Trent Brown presided over the hearing.

Barksdale told the court that the Avalanche had been stripped and was insured by Progressive. The first witness in the hearing was a claims adjuster for the company, Jesse Sullivan.

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