Man Tries To Run Over Rocky Mount Police Officer With Car

A man is in jail after police say he tried to run over a Rocky Mount police officer Wednesday morning.

The officer was directing traffic at the Club Rain parking lot as it was closing around 2:15 a.m. Police say Lorenza Moody, Jr. yelled that he would run over the officer with the car and then accelerated toward the officer.

The officer was able to move out of the way and the 26-year-old Moody was pulled over and arrested. He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill a government official and is in jail on a $50,000 secured bond.


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  • by good guy on Jun 8, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    This is a soldier in the US Army, with numerous deployments, doesn't seem like him,
  • by somone who know him Location: iraq on Mar 11, 2011 at 12:01 AM
    I am pretty sure the media, like it always does talked the story up to be something it's not, police officers are just as bad. Larenzo is a level headed guy and I think it's BS. Soldier in Iraq
  • by Carl Location: Goldsboro on Mar 3, 2011 at 05:03 PM
    And the officer did not shoot this clown. What a sad day for society.
  • by Eddie Location: Chocowinity on Mar 3, 2011 at 02:15 PM
    Because the Officer would have been justified in using deadly force if his life were in danger.
  • by here Location: here on Mar 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    Oh look, another moron in our midst. Headed right to jail. Wow! What exactly did he think he was going to accomplish but a one way trip to jail?? I do not understand why people make decisions like this when you always end up in same place!! JAIL!
  • by Steve Location: rocky mount on Mar 3, 2011 at 07:38 AM
    Yet another example of what a hellhole rocky mount has turned in to. It's not even worth using caps to spell rocky mount. It might just be time to call in the National Gaurd, or Wyatt Earp.
  • by RdoubleD on Mar 2, 2011 at 05:59 PM
    WITN allows "cop would have been justified in shooting him"! Yet they probably censored 3,000 comments about the cock fighting arrest yesterday.
  • by sad state of affairs Location: Wilson on Mar 2, 2011 at 05:57 PM
    Looks like he knows that the 7th judical district doesnt have any DAs willing to follow through with the charges. Itll get plead down to a misd. and hell get a slap on the wrist. He should have gotten a touch on the jaw! Sad that the LEOs have to put themselfs in danger day and night to have a crapy court system to back them up...
  • by RdoubleD on Mar 2, 2011 at 05:09 PM
    Oh no. Better not put me on the jury. I've seen these guys act like idiots on & off of duty. Don't mind telling them either!
  • by annie Location: enc on Mar 2, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    Another idiot going to end up behind bars with no future. Come on, Easter North Carolina. Why so many messed up irrational people of late? What's going on?
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