Moore in custody, Muse still at large
On February 4, 2015 at approximately 9:45pm, deputies responded to a 911 call at residence located on North Courseault Street in Lutcher, LA. The call was regarding a disturbance between a female caller and a male subject. The caller stated that a subject by the name of Billy Moore had shot a gun into the air and left in a blue Pontiac Grand AM. While in route to the residence, deputies observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and running a stop sign. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued to flee. During the pursuit, the driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with a fence near the intersection of Millet Street and Jefferson Highway. Two occupants bailed out of the vehicle and began to flee on foot. One of the occupants, Kenneth Darrell Muse (B/M, DOB 10-21-1994; 5048 Fairfield, Baton Rouge, LA) was apprehended after he was discovered hiding under a house located near the crash. Kenneth Darrel Muse was arrested and charged with LA R. S. 40:966.E.1 Possession of Marijuana (1 count); LA R.S. 14:95 Illegal carrying of a weapon (1 count); and LA R.S. 14:108 Resisting and officer. Kenneth Muse is currently incarcerated at the St. James Parish Jail. Bond has been set in the amount of $27,000. Warrants have also been issued for the arrest of the second occupant of the vehicle. He has been identified as being Billy James Moore (B/M, DOB 8/16/1982, 8246 Skysail Ave., Baton Rouge, LA). The warrants are: LA R.S. 40:966.E.1 Possession of marijuana; LA R. S. 14:95 Illegal carrying of a weapon; LA R.S. 14:95.1 Carrying of a weapon by a convicted felon; LA R.S. 14:108.1 Aggravated flight from an officer; LA R.S. 32:52 Driver must be licensed; and LA R.S. 32:863.1 No proof of insurance. Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Billy James Moore should contact the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-562-2200.
Released by: Sheriff Willy Martin, Jr.