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Local teen charged with crimes in attempted robbery, murder case 

The two boys will be charged as adults due to ‘extreme nature’ of the crimes

Napa Valley Jewelers. Photo courtesy of City Data.

Napa Valley Jewelers. Photo courtesy of City Data.

Dylan Jacob Moore, 17, of Paso Robles is being charged as an adult for allegedly assisting Darren Peters, 17, of Napa in an attempted robbery and murder at a Napa jewelry store, The Napa Valley Register reports.

Moore is not being charged with attempted murder, though he and Peters will face felony charges that include attempted robbery, second-degree commercial burglary, assault and conspiracy, the report says.

Peters is accused of assaulting Robert, or “Rob” Porter with a pair of pliers, demanding jewelry from the Napa Valley Jewelry clerk and threatening to kill him, the report says. Peters allegedly assaulted Porter multiple times with the pliers, and 55-year-old Porter went into cardiac arrest. It was reported that the owner of the jewelry store, Kent Gardella, apparently came to Porter’s defense during the attack, armed with a ring sizer.

Moore acted as a lookout in the operation, the report says.

The boys are being tried as adults because of the, “due to the extreme nature of the crimes,” the report says.

Porter remained in critical condition on Wednesday at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa and relatives created a online fundraising account to help him and his family.

The boys were runaways from a halfway house in Nevada City, the report says. Both teens are currently being held at Napa Juvenile Hall.

According to the report, the case is still under investigation and the boys are scheduled to return to court April 30.





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