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He ran, but couldn't hide

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

William Moss
An anonymous tip helped law enforcement officers catch a runaway suspect.

According to information provided by the Brazil City Police Department, Sgt. Dennis Archer attempted to perform a traffic stop in an area near John and Ridge streets shortly after 10 p.m.

The driver of a Lincoln Town Car, for unknown reasons at the time, sped off.

Other officers from BCPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to assist Sgt. Archer during the short pursuit.

Upon entering an apartment complex on Vine St., the driver, William Moss, stopped the car, got out and ran away.

Sheriff's deputies Brison Swearingen, James Switzer and Chuck Miller assisted Archer during a search of the area, but they did not find Moss.

Later, an anonymous tipster reported that Moss was located at an apartment a few blocks away.

Upon investigation, officers discovered someone had broken into an apartment at 309 S. King St. Residents let officers search the apartment and Moss was discovered hiding inside.

Moss, 25, Brazil was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Clay County Justice Center.

While Moss's vehicle was being inspected during the impound process, officers discovered a sawed-off shotgun and undisclosed amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Moss was preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, burglary and possession of marijuana. According to jail personnel, he remains incarcerated on a $7,000 cash bond awaiting arraignment.

The Clay County Prosecutor's Office will formally charge Moss in court after the case is reviewed.

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