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EROS, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Thursday, July 28, 2022, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office obeserved 62-year-old Tommy Ray Moss traveling on Leckie Road. Due to deputies knowing Moss possessed warrants for Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery, they initiated a traffic stop on Moss’ vehicle.
According to authorities, Moss allegedly refused to corporate with deputies during the traffic stop which led to a brief struggle. Moss was then placed into handcuffs and in the patrol unit.
Moss’ warrant stems from an incident that allegedly took place on July 20, 2022, around 3:48 PM, on the 100 block of Fred Moss Road. On that day, law enforcement was dispatched to a residence at the location due to a disturbance.
Upon arrival, they made contact with a victim who advised authorities that he and his father, Tommy Moss, were in a verbal altercation due to his father speaking to his girlfriend. The victim advised authorities that Moss fired a shotgun into the air and the victim told Moss to leave the premises.
In response, Moss allegedly pointed the shotgun at the victim and fired shots. According to the victim, he attempted to return to the residence; however, Moss chased him which led to a physical altercation. Moss then allegedly armed himself with a knife and attacked the victim, while screaming he was going to kill him.
Although the victim was able to partially block the attack with his forearm, the knife was still striking his back. Authorities discovered small wounds on the victim’s back.
Moss was charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, and Resisting an Officer. His bond was set at $85,5000.