A Sanford man was arrested by Lee County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday after allegedly hitting his mother in the head with a rifle and shooting her husband in the head during an altercation at their home on Bailey Thomas Road.
Dustin Lee Moore was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill and for possessing a firearm as a felon. He is currently being held on a $230,000 secured bond in the Lee County Jail.
According to Sheriff Tracy Carter, deputies were called to the home of Michael Cameron Thomas and Teresa Perry Thomas at 6:38 p.m. on Monday and found them both with severe head injuries. According to Carter, the two reported an argument with Moore that escalated to him pointing a .22 rifle at his mother and striking her in the head with the gun. The gun reportedly went off as Michael Thomas attempted to disarm Moore and struck him in the head.
Michael Thomas was flown to UNC Hospitals, and Teresa Thomas was transported to Central Carolina Hospital for blunt force trauma to the head (later transferred to Chapel Hill). Both were listed in stable condition Tuesday morning, according to Carter.