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UPDATE: Victim of execution-style homicide was bragging of $30k settlement before death

Posted at 4:52 PM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-19 12:10:48-04

UPDATE JUNE 19: An arrest report was released for Blane Ward, who's been charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, possession of a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit murder. This as a result of the murder of Jerry Lee Moore.

Details from the report say Moore had recently received a $30,000 settlement from a car accident and was bragging about his earning around his neighborhood.

On the evening Moore was murdered he was seen with a tall blonde woman, Charlene King, in front of his trailer. Witnesses say that the woman told Moore that her car had broken down behind the Wildfire Casino and that her boyfriend had stayed with the vehicle. She then asked Moore for his help fixing the car.

The two left in Moore's truck and that was the last time witnesses saw Jerry Moore alive.

Later in the evening the evening, King returned to Moore's trailer with her boyfriend, Blane Ward, claiming Moore had asked them to retrieve an item, according to the arrest report. After not finding what they were looking for the couple took a jar of change and some marijuana.

Police learned that Ward had lived in the trailer with Moore during a period of time but was evicted in January 2017.

Moore's body was found with $20k strapped to a vest on his chest.

UPDATE JUNE 15: Las Vegas police arrested two suspects in the execution-style homicide Wednesday.

Detectives identified 53-year-old Blane Ward and 51-year-old Charlene King as the suspects in this crime. On June 14, Ward and King were taken without incident during a traffic stop in the 5700 block of West Gowan Road, near Rancho Drive.

Blane and King are currently in the Clark County Detention Center and each face one count of open murder, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery with use of a deadly weapon.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are seeking a suspect in an execution-style homicide late Monday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of Cypress Trail and Coran Lane, near Lake Mead Boulevard and Rancho Drive, to investigate a report of a man found lying in the street and possibly dead.

Arriving officers located an unresponsive man handcuffed and lying in the street. Medical personnel declared him deceased at the scene, and it appeared the victim had suffered a possible gunshot wound to the head.

Detectives determined the homicide occurred where the victim was found.

The Clark County coroner identified him as 65-year-old Jerry Lee Moore. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.

As of this release, the suspect or suspects have not been identified and the motive is unknown.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.