Police were dispatched to U.S. 176 in East Flat Rock Friday night after a call was made to 911 regarding the body of a man found on the side of the road. Police were able to identify the man as 45-year-old Roger Moody and concluded he had been a victim of a hit-and-run.
When investigators went to his home to notify his next of kin, they found Bishop there along with the Honda Accord she had been driving earlier that night. Police examined the vehicle and were able to determine it had been the one that struck and killed Moody. After questioning Bishop, they arrested her and charged her with murdering Moody.
The couple have a history of domestic issues throughout their two year relationship with both calling 911 on each other in the past. On the day Moody was killed, the couple had gotten into yet another fight that had Moody leaving the residence on foot. Bishop tried to follow him but was unable to do so, for reasons that should be obvious, and returned back home to get her car. When she found Moody walking down the road, police allege she intentionally ran his ass over and returned home.
Bishop has a 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son from a previous relationship, and Moody has a 17-year-old daughter. Friends of the couple say that the couple were good people and that Bishop had told them that Moody had hit her. They do not believe that Bishop would have ever intentionally hit Moody and that it must have been an accident.
“She might have stepped her foot off the clutch and did it accidentally,” one friend said. “She wasn’t a mean person.”
According to David Lohr at the HuffingPost, Moody died horribly.
“[It was] absolutely a horrible way to die,” Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Frank Stout told The Huffington Post.
This comment is backed up by the 911 call that was released later. Be warned, it’s kind of disturbing. Moody is still breathing when the call is made and you get to hear the caller, who thinks Moody may have been shot, starts freaking out a bit when Moody’s brains start oozing out of a hole in his head.
Bishop could face the death penalty if convicted. She is currently in the Henderson County detention facility on a $500,000 bond and is scheduled to be back in court on July 20.Tags: Domestic Violence, Hit and Run, Morgan Bishop, Murder, North Carolina, Roger Moody