Bond set high in non-capital murder case for James Moore III.

James Kelly Moore III

The defendant, James Kelly Moore III, age 41, charged with non-capital murder in the death of Shelby Brown, age 22. The two allegedly had a short lived relationship after meeting on social media.

The State was represented by DA Ernie Lee and Chief ADA Michael Maultsby and requested a minimum of $10 million secured bond. The defendant’s attorneys, Krystal Moore of Atlanta, GA and Thomasine Moore of Jacksonville, NC requested a $5,000 unsecured bond.

Moore is ineligible for the death penalty due to lack of criteria of prior aggravated circumstances.

The State called three witnesses-Lt. Mark Scott of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. David Evans OCSO CSI, and a probation officer.

The State argued he is a danger to others, he has a significant criminal record of several felony convictions, and he is a flight risk. He (J. Moore III) has lived at 14 different residences in several N.C. counties and in Ocala, Florida. The Court set a $5 million secured bond.

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