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A confrontation Saturday afternoon left one man dead and another in jail on First Degree Murder charges.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said his deputies were called to a home on Foggy River Loop Road shortly after 4:00 pm on Saturday. Rogers said a man had called and said he had been stabbed and had shot the man that stabbed him.
Deputies, Lifeline and Riverside Fire responded to the scene and attempted to revive 55-year-old Bruce R. Molony, of Riverside, but were unable to save him. Molony was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rogers said 65-year-old Don A. Moore, of Riverside, who had received a stab wound to the abdomen area, was transported to Mid-Valley Hospital for his injuries.
The Sheriff said “At this time Moore is being charged with Murder in the First Degree.” He said the investigation shows that Moore had reported a theft earlier to the Sheriff’s Office and had stated he felt Molony was the one who had done did it. The Sheriff said Moore apparently had driven to Molony’s residence to confront him about a clutch missing from one of his vehicles.
During the confrontation Moore claims that Molony pulled out a knife and stabbed him on the side of the abdomen. Moore then allegedly shot Molony with a 22 caliber pistol and, Rogers said, “when he ran out of bullets then stabbed Molony several times.” The Sheriff said most of the wounds to Molony were in the back. Moore then attempted to drive away from the scene but ran off the edge of the driveway and the vehicle slid down an embankment, and that is when he called dispatch to report the incident.
Rogers said Moore was kept overnight at the hospital for observation and was released Sunday and booked into the Okanogan County Jail Sunday afternoon on one county of First Degree Murder. He said the investigation is still on going.
Molony’s Family members have been notified of his death.
Rogers noted that “This is the third Murder this year in Okanogan County."