Paso Robles teen to be charged as an adult in robbery case
April 26, 2015
A Paso Robles teen is being charged as an adult for allegedly participating in a bungled jewelry store robbery in downtown Napa that left a store clerk in critical condition. [Napa Valley Register]
On April 19, Dylan Jacob Moore, 17, of Paso Robles and Darren Peters, 17, of Napa ran away from a halfway house outside Nevada City. The teens then caught a ride to Napa.
On April 20 shortly after 5 p.m., Moore and Peters donned masks and walked into the Napa Valley Jewelers. Peters demanded jewelry and threatened to kill Robert Porter, 55, a store clerk, according to police.
Peters hit the clerk several times with a pair of pliers. During the assault, the clerk suffered a heart attack. Porter is currently in critical condition at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
Shortly after the attempted robbery, police arrested Peters at a nearby parking garage. Moore was arrested Tuesday morning near the same parking garage.
Because of the “extreme nature” of the crime, prosecutors elected to charge both Moore and Peters as adults.
Peters is facing charges of attempted murder, second-degree commercial burglary, assault and conspiracy. Moore is not being charged with attempted murder, though he faces the remaining charges along along with Peters.
Peters and Moore are scheduled to return to court on April 30.
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