A 41-year-old Harrisburg man finds himself behind bars after his arrest last Friday on criminal charges, local authorities say.
The suspect was identified as Derrick Bernard Mosley, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brandon Clements.
Mosley was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless conduct, loitering or prowling, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission or attempt to commit a certain crime, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of MDMA (Ecstacy), two counts of possession of cocaine, and drugs to be kept in original container.
After his arrest, Mosley was taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center where he was jailed on the charges.
Clements said he went to the 100 block of Oglethorpe Avenue early last Friday about a possible domestic dispute. The deputy said while he was en route, he was informed by a 911 dispatcher that the suspect had possibly fired several shots in the area.
When Clements arrived, he talked with a woman who said she had gotten into a verbal altercation with her ex-boyfriend, Derrick Mosley.
The woman said she was upset because Mosley had come to her residence knocking on the doors and windows and waking her children. The woman said she told Mosley several times to leave. At one point, the woman said she escorted Mosley off her porch by pushing him while insisting that he leave her property.
Mosley soon left.
A short time later, the woman told Clements that she heard the sound of two or three gunshots.
Another woman reported also hearing gunshots in the area.
Clements said he began walking along Oglethorpe Avenue toward where the two women said Mosley went when he left his former girlfriend’s residence.
Clements and fellow Deputy Joshua Holcomb soon discovered three 9mm shell casings.
The suspect’s car was discovered in front of a residence on the 100 block of First Street. It was stuck in a ditch across the street.
Deputy Sgt. Jerome Roberts said he went to the area to assist Clements and Holcomb.
Roberts said he had learned from a dispatcher that the man left wearing all black clothing and carrying a book bag.
“Once I arrived to the area, I observed a subject, in all black, walking the entrance driveway to 359 Allen Memorial Drive,” Roberts said in a report. “I put my patrol vehicle in reverse to see who it was.”
Roberts said as he drove down the driveway, the man ran away when he spotted his patrol car.
As the deputy drove deeper into the mobile home complex, the same man was seen running into the woods and throwing unknown items. The man later exited the woodline and began walking in front of the patrol car with his hands in his pockets.
Roberts said he got out of his patrol car, drew his service weapon, and gave the man commands.
Within seconds, Roberts managed to detain the man and place him into handcuffs.
During a search of the man, later identified as Derrick Mosley, Roberts said he discovered an empty plastic bag, a black mask and a set of car keys in the man’s pants pockets. Also found was some cash and a small plastic baggie that contained an unknown number of white pills.
More money was later found on Mosley.
Holcomb also found a book bag near the woods.
Roberts said while continuing to search the immediate area he found a black Ruger 9mm handgun lying next to a vehicle.