September 28, 2023
Robert Moore

A Villager arrested in a deadly nation membership assault mentioned he didn’t suppose the sufferer gave the impression to be 87 years previous.

Robert Moore, 75, of the Village of Polo Ridge, is going through a cost of aggravated manslaughter of an aged particular person.

Villager Dean Zook died July 16 greater than two weeks after he was attacked over a fender bender at Glenview Nation Membership. Within the wake of the assault, Zook was helicoptered to UF Well being-Shands Medical Middle in Gainesville, having suffered a “large mind bleed” when he was punched within the jaw.

Interviewed Thursday by a Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace detective who had tracked him down, Moore claimed Zook “was older and gave the impression to be frail,” however said that he “didn’t suppose he was 87 years previous.” The detective knowledgeable Moore of Zook’s age earlier than taking him into custody.

Moore, who stands 6 ft 2 inches tall and weighs 220 kilos, was apparently enraged on the night of June 28 when he walked out of Glenview Nation Membership and believed that Zook’s car had struck his black Lexus within the parking zone. Moore allegedly started punching Zook, earlier than realizing it wasn’t his Lexus.

A name was positioned to 911 and Sumter County sheriff’s deputies discovered Zook and his spouse within the parking zone. The Villages Public Security Division additionally responded to the scene, after Zook started slurring his phrases and stumbled. He was transported by ambulance to UF Well being-The Villages Hospital then flown to Gainesville. On the time, he was “unresponsive.” He was positioned on hospice care at Shands on July 15 and died the next day, “as a result of trauma he sustained from being punched.”

This man is being sought in connection with an incident Wednesday at Glenview Country Club.
These surveillance photographs from Glenview Nation Membership have been launched by the sheriff’s workplace throughout the seek for the suspect within the assault on 87-year-old Dean Zook.

The day after the incident, the sheriff’s workplace posted surveillance photographs of the suspected assailant on social media. The story was picked up by

The Glenview surveillance confirmed the assailant coming into the nation membership to select up a to-go meals order. Whereas he was strolling by means of the restaurant, he bumped right into a server carrying drinks, inflicting them to spill on a patron sitting on the bar.

The discharge of the images triggered a tip from somebody who mentioned he’d seen the assailant at Havana Nation Membership, carrying related garments as he had been carrying at Glenview on the day of the assault. The tipster shot a photograph of the person “sitting at a desk with a number of unknown females,” in accordance with the arrest report. The tipster mentioned the person’s title was “Bob” and despatched the photograph to the sheriff’s workplace.

Robert Moore
Robert Moore acquired a hole-in-one at Tarpon Boil Government Golf Course.

The detective’s Google search led to a photograph of Moore revealed in November by Within the photograph, Moore was smiling in celebration of a hole-in-one at Tarpon Boil Government Golf Course.

“Moore gave the impression to be carrying the identical sneakers, shorts and sun shades as seen within the video surveillance from Glenview Nation Membership,” the detective wrote within the affidavit of possible trigger.

The detective additionally famous that the article indicated that Moore lives within the Village of Polo Ridge, “which is in shut proximity to the Glenview Nation Membership.”

The detective found that Moore is the proprietor of a black 2022 Lexus RX350, a detailed match to the car that was struck by Zook on that fateful night on the nation membership. The detective additionally referred to as up Moore’s driver’s license photograph and located that it matched the Glenview surveillance picture and the hole-in-one {photograph}.

The Massachusetts native stays free on $30,000 bond.