Shooting Arrest in Vernon Parish

James Moses
James Moses

May 20, 2013 – An Anacoco man is arrested by the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is 31-year-old James Moses.

The sheriff’s office received a complaint on Sunday in which six people alleged that James Moses had fired a weapon at them.
Deputies responded to a mobile home park in the Anacoco area and were advised that earlier in the day Moses and his spouse had been involved in a domestic altercation. Deputies learned that the domestic incident took place in Sabine Parish.

According to the press release, the female victim left Sabine Parish and returned to the Moses’ residence in Vernon Parish with her children. The victims stated that they were working on a vehicle at the residence in an attempt to get the vehicle to start. They stated that James Moses arrived at the location and immediately began to fire a weapon in their direction striking the parked car three times. They told deputies they sought shelter in another vehicle and while they were attempting to leave the location Moses chased after them firing the weapon at the vehicle in which they were traveling.

The victims involved in this matter were three adults and three minor children; no injuries were reported.

Deputies canvassed the area but were not immediately able to locate Moses.

Upon further investigation detectives and deputies with the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office and Agents with the Vernon Narcotics Task Force obtained information which indicated that Moses was in fact still in the Anacoco area. Deputies continued to patrol the area and at approximately 5:00 p.m. observed a vehicle matching the description of a family member of Moses with whom it was believed he may traveling.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle just north of Anacoco where James Moses was taken into custody without incident.

Moses was booked into the Vernon Parish Jail on six counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, one count of Illegal Discharge of a Firearm, and one count of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property.

Bond was set at $ 36,000. Moses remains in the Vernon Parish Jail at this time.

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