What began as the search for a person’s stolen pickup truck ended with a Nacogdoches man facing five felony and two misdemeanor charges early Thursday morning.
Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Stoddard Drive just after 1 a.m. Thursday after a man, woken by the sound of his dogs barking outside, noticed his truck wasn’t where he’d left it. Instead, the wayward vehicle was spotted by Nacogdoches police officers, dispatched to search for it by the sheriff’s office, parked at Taco Bell, having made its way there apparently under the control of 38-year-old Nacogdoches resident Bryan Nathan Moore.
The arrest affidavit filed against him claims Moore seemed intoxicated when officers and deputies detained him at the restaurant, evidenced by “glassy, bloodshot eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath ...” and “poor balance and trouble walking.”
Moore was arrested but when he was placed into the back of a squad car, he allegedly began kicking the door of the vehicle, which was when deputies called for restraints, referred to in the affidavit as “the WRAP.”
“While waiting for the wrap to arrive, the defendant spat on this deputy. A spit mask was placed over the defendant’s head and he was placed in the wrap,” the document reads.
Before taking the truck, Moore allegedly went into the owners home and also took his credit/debit card, leaving behind his own cellphone. The card was found in Moore’s pants pocket, according to the affidavit.
Moore was driven to a local hospital “for a courtesy blood draw,” during which he reportedly “continued to threaten ... death and serious bodily injury” against the deputy and staff at the hospital.
Prior convictions for driving while intoxicated, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, obstruction or retaliation and three counts of assault of a public servant were noted in the affidavit.
Moore was still jailed Thursday afternoon on bonds totaling $54,000 for the Taco Bell trip. He’s charged with state-jail felonies for credit/debit card abuse and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, third-degree felonies of obstruction or retaliation and harassment of a public servant and a second-degree felony for burglary of a habitation. He also faces a class-A misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated — second offense and and class-B misdemeanor for criminal mischief between $100 and $750.