CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte man accused of killing a Winston-Salem State University student on campus Sunday has been charged with shooting a man in Charlotte three days earlier, court records show.
Jarrett Jerome Moore, 21, a former WSSU student, is charged with murder and discharging a weapon on school property in the shooting death of Anthony White Jr., 19, a WSSU sophomore.
Moore was arraigned Wednesday in Forsyth District Court, with his next court appearance scheduled for Nov. 19. He is being held in Forsyth County jail with no bond allowed.
Another WSSU student, whose name is being withheld by authorities, was wounded in the Sunday shooting. That student was treated at a local hospital for an injury that wasn’t life-threatening.
Investigators have determined that Sunday’s shooting involved only Moore, White and the injured student, police said. White, who was majoring in information technology, was unresponsive when officers found him in a parking lot near Wilson Hall.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers arrested Moore early Monday morning on outstanding warrants related to an Oct. 29 shooting in Charlotte.
Moore was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, and four other charges including possession of cocaine after it was alleged he discharged a firearm into an occupied home, according to warrants.
Marquise Rashawn Moore was injured in the incident, and was treated at Carolinas Medical Center and released, a hospital spokesman said Wednesday. It is unclear whether Jarrett Moore and Marquise Moore are related.
Additional warrants against Jarrett Moore paint a picture of a young man with a troubled past that involved several run-ins with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, an allegation of firing a gun inside Charlotte city limits in 2013 and a 2014 drug offense at WSSU.
In October 2014 in Winston-Salem, Jarrett Moore was charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, according to arrest warrants.
A WSSU campus police officer accused Moore of possessing 1½ ounces of marijuana and keeping it in a 2003 Acura, a warrant said. While Moore was being held in the Forsyth County jail on those charges, he was accused of assaulting a sheriff’s deputy by striking him on the right side of his face, knocking off his glasses, another warrant said.
On Nov. 7, 2014, Moore pleaded guilty to those charges, a court record shows. Moore was put on probation for 30 months, ordered to serve 75 days in jail, fined $100, ordered to pay $310 in court costs, and ordered to be enrolled in school and to eventually to land a job.
Moore left WSSU after the 2014-15 school year.
University officials declined to say why he left, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
White had a lesser criminal background that consists of a conviction while in high school in Charlotte in 2012 of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, court records show.
A friend of Xavier Martin, White’s mother, declined to comment on White’s conviction.
Court records show that White pleaded guilty in Charlotte in November 2012 to conspiracy to commit armed robbery after he and another person were accused of robbing a person May 9, 2012.
According to court records, a prosecutor dismissed a charge of armed robbery against White under a plea agreement. A judge gave White a suspended prison sentence of 15 to 31 months, put him on probation for two years and ordered him to pay $354 in court costs.
In June 2012, White successfully completed an alternative program to long-term suspension in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and was allowed to return to Olympic High School in Charlotte on Aug. 27, 2012, according to a court record. White later played football at Belton-Honea Path High School in Honea Path, S.C.
White decided not to play sports in college to focus on his studies, his family said.
“He went academically because he wanted to do sciences, and the football schedule wouldn’t allow him” to do both, Xavier Martin said. During holiday and summer breaks from college, White worked at his uncle’s landscaping business or doing handyman jobs, she said.
Applicants undergo background checks
Applicants to WSSU and each school in the UNC system are required to state on their applications whether they have been convicted of a criminal offense and whether they have any criminal charges pending, according to UNC system policy. If applicants fail to answer questions about their criminal background or omit any information, they can be denied admission or dismissed from the university after they are enrolled.
Every school in the UNC system conducts background checks on applicants. For crimes other than traffic and moving violations, the applicant’s record is reviewed by the university’s admissions review board, which includes officials from several departments, the school’s attorney and a Title IX representative, said Jaime Hunt, a WSSU spokeswoman.
Typically, admissions directors throughout the UNC system decide whether to admit students after receiving the results of background checks, said Camille Barkley, a UNC system spokeswoman.