Woman Wanted for Abuse of an Elderly Man Arrested in Stolen Car

Ashley Moss
Posted at 12:07 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 12:07:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police say that they arrested a woman wanted for abuse of an elderly person and drug possession after they found her in a stolen car.

Ashley Moss was arrested on Tuesday, exactly a year after a warrant was issued for her arrest in connection to abuse of an elderly person.

According to a probable cause document, they were notified that a victim who's car was previously stolen had called, saying that he was following his stolen vehicle.

Eventually Leon County deputies and Tallahassee police were able to find the car stopped in the parking lot of a service station on East Tennessee Street.

Moss was immediately taken into custody. The document said that initially, she lied and gave police a fake name before they were able to correctly identify her.

When Moss was finally brought to the police station, she tried to run away as soon as officers opened her door. Police say that she was quickly caught and taken to the Leon County Detention Facility. 

Moss is accused of assaulting a disabled, elderly man back in April 2016 and also had an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

Police also said that Moss had a local criminal history that includes battery on a law enforcement officer.