A man who had spent as much as 30 hours on the run after a series of carjackings and who is suspected of murder was caught on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at a Tri-Rail train station in the Palm Beach County area of Florida.
The man, 35 year old Gregory B. Moore, a resident of Fort Lauderdale, was arrested at around 3:15 PM without incident at the Mangonia Park station, according to FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock in a press release.
Leverock didn’t comment on the case or about how Moore was located at the train station but stated that South Florida was a “safer place this evening.” The suspect was expected to make an appearance in federal court in his home city of Fort Lauderdale on the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014.
In addition to Moore, two more individuals were detained, according to Leverock. Late on Wednesday evening, one of them was identified as 23 year old Jonathan Breedon Marion. He faces federal charges of being an accessory in crimes that Moore allegedly committed and was also expected to appear in court on Thursday morning.
Also known simply as “Pop,” Moore put a few neighborhoods in the Broward County area in deep melee when the manhunt for him caused parts of Interstate 95 to be shut down. It was raining and several schools in the Fort Lauderdale area were also on lockdown as a result of the manhunt.
On Wednesday, a little before 11:00 AM, Boca Raton police received a radio notice to be on the lookout for Moore. He was spotted at 3:00 in the afternoon the previous day in a white Ford Escape, according to the alert. Prior to being spotted in Deerfield Beach, Moore had been seen on Tuesday at 9:00 in the morning, on the run after crashing a stolen Mercedes on I-95 by Broward Boulevard. An hour earlier, he had carjacked the first of three vehicles and had two failed attempts with others.
The FBI reported that Moore had also shot a man and woman in a car in the Hallandale Beach area, killing the man. The woman was an ex-girlfriend of Moore’s and was reportedly in critical condition after having surgery.
Moore has a long criminal history and has served prison time in Florida five times. His charges include burglary, armed robbery, possession of cocaine and aggravated battery. He was released from his latest incarceration on February 15.
Moore had been in police custody on Sunday, November 30, 2014 following a domestic dispute. His ex-girlfriend had informed police that he was in her apartment but that she kicked him out for being abusive and because she was scared of him.
The police officer found Moore asleep in the apartment with a .38 caliber revolver. When he woke up to see the officer, he didn’t resist.
The crimes of larceny, theft, petit theft and grand theft are serious. A murder charge is even more grave. If you are arrested on such charges in Florida, you will need the services of a seasoned Fort Lauderdale homicide attorney. Hassett and Associates, P.A. is a criminal defense law firm that is skilled in these areas. Your lawyer will work to get your charges reduced to the best of his or her ability.