Mississippi County Man Jailed for Attempted Car Jacking
A Charleston man is in jail after a pursuit and attempted carjacking last week. Deputies say , on Oct. 4 around 4 p.m., Charleston Department of Public Safety pursued a vehicle fleeing west on US Highway 62. The pursuit came to an end at the Intersections of Highway 62, State Highway NN, and County Road 401 when the vehicle attempted to turn north onto NN and slid off the road into a containment ditch. The driver, Deundra Moore, 21, fled on foot, unsuccessfully trying to get into two different cars at the intersection. He then continued running south, where he successfully got into a third vehicle occupied by a mother and her three children. As officers from Charleston DPS, the Sheriff’s Office, and MO State Highway Patrol arrived, Moore fled from the car and ran behind a house. Officers and deputies set up a perimeter and located Moore hiding inside a dumpster behind the house. A search warrant was applied for and granted to search the car. Inside the vehicle was located 15.465 ounces of an unknown white powdery substance which was sent to the crime lab for testing and 2.6 pounds of marijuana. As a result, Moore is being housed at the Mississippi County Detention Center on charges of felony delivery of a controlled substance; felony delivery of an imitation controlled substance; four felony counts of kidnapping first degree; driving while revoked/suspended; careless/imprudent driving; resisting arrest by fleeing with bond conditions set at no bond.