45-year-old Racine man charged with attempted first-degree homicide

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RACINE — 45-year-old Raymond Moore of Racine has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon) and obstructing an officer. Moore is accused of trying to kill a man who was reportedly trying to help him.

The criminal complaint in the case indicates Moore showed up at Charles Arnold’s home and was in the hallway as Charles and his wife slept. 

When the two were awakened, Moore reportedly told them his truck had broken down, and he had walked to the Arnolds’ home.

The criminal complaint indicates Charles and his wife drove Moore around to several different locations looking for gas for Moore’s truck, but were unsuccessful. After Moore realized he had forgotten his wallet, the group drove to the Burger King parking lot, where Moore’s truck was reportedly parked.

Then, the criminal complaint states Moore threatened Charles’ life, and pulled a box-cutter type knife on him, and tried to pull the blade across Charles’ throat.

A scuffle ensued, and Charles was able to get Moore out of the vehicle, when Moore fled.

Charles was injured by the knife, according to the criminal complaint.

The criminal complaint indicates Moore’s vehicle was not broken down, nor was it parked in the Burger King parking lot.