OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Police arrested a St. Louis man at a lakefront bar on Sunday, June 21 after he reportedly nearly hit them with his vehicle and reached for a handgun while they were trying to arrest him. No one was injured in the arrest.
At around 8:06 p.m. on June 21, officers were dispatched to Backwater Jacks, 4341 Beach Drive, Osage Beach, regarding individuals allegedly selling marijuana to patrons and refusing to leave the premises.
Upon arrival security pointed out the individuals and advised police that the driver of one of the vehicles, later identified as Garrick N. Moore, 33, from St. Louis, was possibly intoxicated. A Facebook user by the name of Garrick Moore, of St. Louis, posted a lengthy live video of himself at Backwater Jacks on Sunday, June 21. At one point in the video, Moore appears to be holding a jar of marijuana.
The video was set to be publicly viewable and can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/gmoney.thuggin/videos/3227311897331369/
Authorities say Moore began to back out of the parking space, but saw the officers and pulled back into the space. As the officers approached, they say Moore once again began pulling out of the parking space but at a faster speed, backing into another vehicle. Moore then began to drive forward and turned the vehicle towards the exit as an officer approached the vehicle, according to an Osage Beach Police Department press release. Police say an officer observed the driver turn the vehicle into their direction, at which point an officer yelled for Moore to stop. “Moore quickly accelerated toward the Officers causing them to jump out of the way, avoiding being hit,” the OBPD said.
An officer was able to bang on Moore’s window, again ordering him to stop and turn his vehicle off, but police say when Moore rolled down his window to speak with the officer, he observed a black handgun sitting on Moore’s lap.
The police department described the next moments this way: “Moore reached with his left hand from the window console towards his lap area. The Officer reached inside the vehicle with both hands, grabbed Moore’s wrist putting Moore’s left hand in a wrist lock. The Officer yelled to the other Officers “Gun!” and used his right hand to grab the gun from Moore’s lap, securing the weapon.”
As Moore was being arrested, authorities say he became combative, and a wrestling match ensued. Eventually officers were able to secure Moore and he was examined by Osage Beach Ambulance Staff and transported to Lake Regional Health Systems. While at the hospital Moore become combative and once again had to be restrained, according to the OBPD.
Moore is charged with three counts of Assault 1st Degree or Attempt – Serious Physical Injury or Special Victim; Resisting/Interfering with Arrest; Possession of Marijuana of 10 Grams or Less – Prior Drug Offense; and Driving While Intoxicated.
Moore has a warrant out of St Charles, Missouri for Failure to Appear, on an original charge of Driving While Revoked/Suspended.
After being released from Lake Regional Health System, Moore was transported to the Camden County Jail, where he continues to be held with “No Bond.”