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Cairo Woman Charged With Attempted Murder

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UPDATE 4/3/2014 3:50 PM

A Cairo, West Virginia woman was arrested after authorities say she led them on a chase and tried hitting a deputy with her truck.

Pleasants County deputies say 53-year-old Victoria Moss crashed her car Wednesday night on Route 2 in St. Marys.

After the crash deputies asked her about narcotics use and they say she took off, leading them on a high speed chase.

Pleasants County deputies say they followed Moss on State Route 7 into Ohio.

New Matamoras patrolmen joined in the chase, following Moss to the Monroe County line, where she stopped her truck.

Police say Moss tried turning her truck around, hitting a New Matamoras patrol car in the process.

They say Moss then drove towards a Pleasants County deputy, who jumped out of the way so he wouldn't get hit.

Pleasants County deputies say Moss then drove towards one of their cars, so one of them fired shots at her back tires to try to stop her.

Instead of stopping, Moss is accused of hitting the passenger side of a deputy's vehicle as he was getting out of the driver's seat.

A deputy again fired shots, trying to stop the truck.

Authorities say Moss eventually went over an embankment and got stuck in a muddy field.

She was charged with three counts of felonious assault, felony charges of attempted murder and failure to comply with the order/signal of an officer and misdemeanor charges of OVI and reckless operation.

Moss is currently in the Washington County Jail on $200,000 bond.

Moss did not fire shots at police, as previously reported.


Shots were fired at police during a high speed chase Wednesday night.

It covered two states, starting in Pleasants County.

Now the woman faces six charges, including attempted murder.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says the chase ended with a suspect being stopped and arrested in New Matamoras.

53-year old Victoria Moss of Cairo, West Virginia is charged with one count of attempted murder, three counts of felonious assault, one count of operating a vehicle under the influence and failure to comply with the lawful order of a police officer.


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