Man Charged After Intentionally Ramming Parked Goose Creek Officer’s Patrol Car
GOOSE CREEK, SC (WTAT-TV) — A 41-year-old Mount Pleasant man has been charged with attempted murder after police say he intentionally slammed his Ford F-150 into the driver’s side door of an officer’s patrol car.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon around 1:22 p.m. as the police officer sat inside her patrol car working on her in-car computer.
Major John Grainger, Assistant Chief of Police with the Goose Creek Police Department, explained the officer was parked at Westview Elementary School when a pickup truck entered school property from St. James Avenue. He says the suspect proceeded in the direction of the school – past parked busses – and then got out of the truck and removed a portion of a wooden fence which separated bus parking from a ball field.
Major Grainer said the suspect got back in the vehicle and accelerated rapidly across the ball field and collided with the patrol car, damaging it significantly.
Witnesses say the suspect got out of the pickup truck and made multiple hand gestures as if shooting at the patrol car.
Backup units arrived and arrested Ryan Jeffery Moss of Mount Pleasant. Moss will be taken to the Berkeley County Detention Center once officers are finished questioning him about the incident.
Authorities say the officer involved was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation and could be released by Saturday evening.