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Moore arrested, facing felonies in both Greene and Clay counties

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Darryl W. Moore
A 33-year-old Linton man, Darryl W. Moore, was arrested last weekend in Clay County, accused of driving under the influence with controlled substances in his vehicle, which was in a ditch -- a van police said had been reported as stolen.

It's the second time Moore has been arrested in 2013. He's also in trouble in Greene County where he was charged on Jan. 4 with possession of a regulated explosive by a convicted felon, a class C felony.

Moore is the second person to be arrested in recent weeks on this charge -- Paul Matthew Turpin, 37, of Linton, was arrested and charged with the same C felony in December.

An investigation into unlawful possession of explosive devices by individuals had been going on since at least last fall and all court records and warrants issued were sealed. Probable cause affidavits on these two suspects became public record when they were arrested.

The Linton Police Department was leading the investigation with assistance from the Indiana State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team.

According to the affidavits, at least one explosive device was seized by police and upon inspection, an ISP trooper said it was a regulated explosive under Indiana law and illegal for convicted felons to possess. He said the item was called a cap booster and was commonly used when setting off large charges of explosions.

The affidavit states that during an interview with one individual, they were told that Turpin had a backpack containing at least 12 of the devices and that they were delivered to another individual.

Turpin has not posted bond and remains in the Greene County Jail awaiting trial. Moore did post bond.

Then Moore was arrested again on Saturday after the Clay County Sheriff's Department received a call around 1:40 a.m. about a possibly intoxicated man at the Petrol Fuel gas station located at State Road 42 and 59.

According to a report by The Brazil Times, the deputies who responded said station employees told them a white male stumbled into the business, was allegedly bumping into several walls and displays and appeared to be extremely intoxicated. The man had left, driving a white van and the employees gave deputies the suspect's license plate number.

Deputies located the van -- in a ditch facing south off the west side of SR 59 just south of (Clay County) County Road 300 North. They also located the suspect -- later identified as Moore, allegedly stumbling from the vehicle.

Moore was reportedly "very unsteady on his feet and was stopped by deputies from stumbling into traffic multiple times."

Moore was transported to the Clay County Justice Center for a breath test - the police report stated his alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

When the van was inventoried, deputies reported finding pills identified as two different controlled substances.

According to The Brazil Times, the Howard County Sheriff's Office in Kokomo reported the van Moore was driving had been reported stolen.

Moore was being held on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of theft and one count of possession of stolen property. His bond was initially set at $7,000 with no 10 percent allowed.

In the explosive device case in Greene County, law enforcement officials have not commented on the case or whether the investigation is complete or ongoing.

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wow..how many times does this guy gotta be arrested before they put him away in prison? He gets out of jail, and does another stupid thing..somehow i dont think he will ever learn..i belive he likes the prison lifestyle..i know him personally and i pray he can get the help he needs, and he is only going to get it if he wants it, and i dont thonk he wants it..plus his mother just died..i dont think he cares what he does and the consequences..i will pray for him

-- Posted by love4jesus on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 1:23 AM

Wow..what would you use explosive devises for ?

Wonder if they are the explosives used in the mines around here and stolen ?

-- Posted by Orion's Belt on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 3:48 AM

oh,theyll send him to prison again...and again,and again...and its easy for people to go back once youve been in the system...its hard to stay out...get a job...and do the right thing...real hard...

-- Posted by willam* on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 7:39 AM

RIP Darryl ....

-- Posted by dorindaJ on Sat, Aug 1, 2015, at 4:04 PM

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