Two arrested weeks after deadly Lincoln County shootout

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Police arrested two people in connection with a deadly shootout that took place last month on Painter Lane in Lincolnton.

Terry Lamont Moore, 43, was arrested in Raleigh and Vickie Asbury Currence, 52, was arrested in Gastonia on Monday.

(Vicki Currence and Terry Moore)

Moore is charged with four felony counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, five felony counts of attempted murder and two felony counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property. He is in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $1 million secured bond.

Currence is charged with five felony counts of aiding and abetting attempted murder and four counts of aiding and abetting robbery with a dangerous weapon.  She was placed in jail under a $650,000 secured bond.

Moore and Currence will have a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on Tuesday.

Marion Yarborough, 51, died of gunshot wounds during the shootout involving several people inside and outside a home in Lincoln County on May 6, deputies said.

The shooting happened about 2:45 p.m. on Painter Lane.

When deputies arrived, they found Yarborough dead in the front yard of the home.

Police said a Moore and Currence fled the scene.

Investigators said Moore, Yarborough and Currence entered the home on Painter Lane wanting to sell firearms. An argument ensued and they placed a person in the home on the floor at gunpoint.

A female resident heard the altercation and came out of a back bedroom firing her handgun at the men, police said.

The guns they were trying to sell had been stolen earlier in the day from a location in Gastonia, authorities said.

One neighbor told Channel 9 they woke up to gunshots and then rushed for cover.

Another neighbor said the gunshots were nothing new and that they haven't felt safe there in years.

“It's a bad drug area,” the neighbor said.

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