PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OKANOGAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On 04-20-13 at 4:15 PM Okanogan County Deputies responded to 12 Foggy River Loop Road just north of Riverside reference a subject had called in and said he had been stabbed and had shot the subject that stabbed him.
Deputies, Lifeline and Riverside Fire responded to the scene and attempted to revive Bruce R. Molony, 55 of Riverside, but were unable to and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Don A. Moore, 65 of Riverside, who had received a stab wound to the abdomen area, was transported to Mid-Valley Hospital for his injuries.
At this time Moore is being charged with Murder in the First Degree. The investigation shows that Moore had reported a theft earlier to the Sheriff's Office and had stated he felt Molony was the one that did it. Moore apparently had driven to Molony's residence today to confront him about a clutch missing from one of his vehicles.
During the confrontation Moore said that Molony pulled out a knife and stabbed him on the side of the abdomen. The investigation shows that Moore had shot Molony with a 22 caliber pistol and when he ran out of bullets then stabbed Molony several times; most of the wounds to Molony were in the back.
Molony died at the scene from his injuries. Moore then attempted to drive away from the scene but ran off the edge of the driveway and the vehicle slid down an embankment. Moore called dispatch to report the incident was still on scene when Deputies arrived.
Moore was kept overnight at the hospital for observation and was released Sunday and booked late Sunday afternoon into the Okanogan County Jail for First Degree Murder. The investigation is still on going.
Family members of Molony have been notified of his death. This is the third Murder this year in Okanogan County.