September 24, 2023
Robert Moore

A Villager arrested in a deadly nation membership assault has indicated he’ll depend on the general public defender for illustration in a case by which he has been charged with manslaughter of an 87-year-old fellow resident.

Robert Moore, 75, of the Village of Polo Ridge, is dealing with a cost of aggravated manslaughter of an aged particular person. He stays free on $30,000 bond.

In a doc on file in Sumter County Court docket, the Massachusetts retiree indicated he’ll depend on the general public defender’s workplace to signify him. Making use of for the assistance of the general public defender, requires the defendant to reveal monetary information. Moore indicated on his kind that he receives $1,900 in month-to-month Social Safety advantages and $2,000 per 30 days in unemployment compensation. He additionally receives $1,000 in month-to-month retirement/pension advantages. The shape he accomplished additionally signifies he has $5,000 in liabilities. He bought his house at 777 Barbados Place in 2016 for $222,000.

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 “huge mind bleed” when he was punched within the jaw.

Moore, who stands 6 ft 2 inches tall and weighs 220 kilos, was apparently enraged on the night of June 28 when he walked in a foreign country membership and believed that Zook’s automobile had struck his black Lexus within the car 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 car 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.”

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

The Glenview surveillance confirmed the assailant getting 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 photographs triggered a tip from somebody who mentioned he’d seen the assailant at Havana Nation Membership, sporting comparable garments as he had been sporting 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 line with the arrest report. The tipster mentioned the person’s identify 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 printed in November by Within the photograph, Moore was smiling in celebration of a hole-in-one at Tarpon Boil Government Golf Course.

“Moore seemed to be sporting 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, an in depth match to the automobile 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}.