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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Driver Gets 17-Year Sentence For Theft, 16-Mile Route 113 Chase

SNOW HILL — A Salisbury man who led allied law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase in the wrong direction on Route 113 was found guilty this week and sentenced to over 17 years in jail.

Last October, Garland Moss, 50, of Salisbury, reportedly stole a flat-screen television from the Wal-Mart in Pocomoke, causing Pocomoke Police to give chase as the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. Pocomoke Police pursued Moss’s vehicle as it headed north on Route 113 toward Berlin.

Pocomoke Police dropped their chase efforts when Moss traveled out of the municipality’s jurisdiction and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office took up the pursuit. Moss’s vehicle headed north on Route 113 in the southbound lanes for several miles with speeds reaching in excess of 100 mph with Worcester County Sheriff’s deputies in pursuit.

Worcester County Sheriff’s deputies were able to disable Moss’s vehicle by blowing out its tires, but Moss continued to travel north in the southbound lanes. By then, the chase had covered 16 miles from where it began in Pocomoke before Moss’s vehicle burst into flames. Sheriff’s deputies were able to extricate Moss from the burning vehicle when it came to rest on the shoulder of Route 113 in the area of the Worcester County Technical High School.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

All that for a stolen tv. Could have just met him at his home since they knew who he was from photo id, car plate, etc. Put everyone at risk over a tv. ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Should have taken a long time to evaluate the best way to extricate him from the burning vehicle. Thirty to forty minutes of deliberation may have been in order. First responders never can be too cautious. G-NW Islander.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good sentence for this P.O.S.

Anonymous said...

Sweet!

Anonymous said...

now

he gets a free TV

in Prison

Anonymous said...

He deserves some time for such reckless driving and putting people's lives at risk but 17 years? More serious convictions don't get that much time do they?

Anonymous said...

But thugs get a pass ?

Anonymous said...

"Pocomoke Police dropped their chase efforts when Moss traveled out of the municipality’s jurisdiction..."

Friggin PU$$IES!! What a Lame A$$ policy!! What a Lame A$$ police department.

What a Lame A$$ town!!

Way to go Pocomoke. Hung your Sheriff's Deputies out to dry. They needed back up! What if that criminal shot the deputies and left him to die.

You friggin idiots need your police commission REVOKED!!!

Get rid of the Pocomoke Police Department and let the Worcester County Sheriff's Office handle patrolling P-City!

I've always questioned that sissy a$$ police department and now I know how I really feel.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
All that for a stolen tv. Could have just met him at his home since they knew who he was from photo id, car plate, etc. Put everyone at risk over a tv. ridiculous.

August 9, 2018 at 6:39 PM

What if he kidnapped your child and the WCSO didn't know it and they decided to arrest him at a later date.

How would you feel if that criminal thug raped and murdered your child because they decided not to pursue this thug? Then you would be pi$$ing and moaning that the Sheriff's Office didn't do enough. STFU you cop hating Libtard!!

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Anonymous said...
Sounds like a good sentence for this P.O.S.

August 9, 2018 at 7:03 PM

Anonymous said...

I guess Pocomoke PD doesn't have a mutual aid agreement with the Worcester County Sheriff's Office. If they did then they failed the Sheriff's Office.

Hey Deputies, don't be in a hurry to assist those cowards.

Anonymous said...

I've not seen his photo on any TV station or Internet site. What is up with this.