Randy Moore should not have had the gun police say he used in a triple-murder-suicide in his Rock Hill home Sunday because he was a convicted felon – barred by federal law from legally possessing, much less owning, a firearm.
Investigators say Moore, 55, shot his wife, her son and her son’s girlfriend in his home on Dunlap Roddey Road on Sunday before taking his own life. A family friend found the bodies.
The York County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to determine a motive and is awaiting results of forensic tests before releasing additional information, spokesman Trent Faris said Wednesday. He declined to comment on specifics of the firearm investigators think Moore used, citing the ongoing investigation.
Moore and his wife, Assistant County Manager Anna Hubbard Moore, 50, had recently moved to the Dunlap Roddey Road home, investigators have said, where they both lived.
Federal court records show Randy Moore pleaded guilty in 1993 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Prosecutors dismissed a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and Moore was sentenced to two years’ probation and six months’ house arrest.
In 1999, Moore pleaded guilty in federal court to bank fraud in North Carolina, where he was sentenced to one month in prison with work release and five years’ probation. A judge also ordered him to pay $24,368 in restitution, according to court documents and Ed Ross, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Those felony convictions were enough to have prohibited Moore from possessing a firearm, said Nancy Wicker, an assistant U.S. Attorney for South Carolina.
“Under federal law, you cannot lawfully possess a firearm if you’ve been convicted of a felony,” she said. “And those two crimes are felonies under federal law.”
Moore also violated his probation – called supervised release in the federal system – and was sentenced to six months in prison for that offense, Ross said. He was released from federal prison in 2002, according to the Bureau of Prisons website.
Moore’s criminal record in South Carolina dated back to 1978 and included multiple convictions for driving under the influence and one conviction for conspiracy to violate South Carolina drug laws, according to SLED and state court records.
The State Law Enforcement Division keeps track of concealed weapons permit records, spokesman Thom Berry said Wednesday, but he declined to comment on whether Anna Moore had such a permit. SLED can only release information on concealed weapons permit holders to law enforcement agencies conducting an active investigation, he said.
Anna Moore was the assistant county manager for York County for 10 years. Investigators have said her son, Jason Lockamy, and his girlfriend, Lora Kathryn Young, both 31, lived in North Carolina.
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Funerals and memorial services have been scheduled for all four people killed in Sunday’s triple-murder-suicide:
Lora Kathryn Young – Graveside service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Floyd Memory Gardens, Lumberton, N.C.
Randy Moore – Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill. Burial following at Forest Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Westminster Hall prior to the service.
Anna Moore and Jason Lockamy – Joint graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Hebron Cemetery, Clio, S.C. Visitation following at the Community Center adjacent to the cemetery.