Moore accepts plea deal in home invasion case

July 21, 2018

KINGMAN — A Bullhead City suspect involved in a home invasion nearly a year ago pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

Cody Moore, 40, pleaded guilty to vehicle theft. He had been charged with armed robbery, first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery, second-degree burglary, misconduct involving weapons and criminal damage.

He is being held in custody on a $125,000 bond.

Under the plea agreement, Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert will sentence Moore to a stipulated five-year prison sentence. The judge will sentence him in early August. A sentencing date wasn’t finalized.

Moore pleaded guilty in May to vehicle theft and criminal damage. Under that plea agreement, he could have been sentenced to six years in prison.

Superior Court Commissioner Billy Sipe Jr. rejected that plea agreement in June, saying that Moore had five prior felony convictions and was involved in a home invasion where a 90-year-old victim was tied up and robbed. The case was reassigned to Lambert.

Moore reportedly broke into a house Aug. 28, 2017, tied-up the 90-year-old man, ransacked the home and stole the victim’s car and a weapon. Moore’s fingerprints were allegedly found in the stolen car, which was located the next day on the same street where Moore lives, Bullhead City police reported.

On Sept. 12, 2017, Bullhead City police surrounded a Monte Vista Drive apartment where Moore was located. He climbed through a ceiling and hid in a vacant neighboring apartment but was later arrested without incident. Moore’s co-defendants had left the apartment and reportedly lied to police when questioned.

Moore pleaded guilty in July 2010 to burglary and was sentenced a month later to eight years in prison. He and two others broke into a Bullhead City home in August 2009, tied up the victim and ransacked the home and stole weapons and cash.

Moore had been released on parole from prison.

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