OnStar Leads to Arrest After Off-Duty Highway Patrol Officer Gets Carjacked At Gunpoint By Convicted Felon In Ocala; Female Driver Still At Large

OCALA, FL – On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, around 12:40 a.m., Ocala Police Department responded to an armed carjacking that occurred at the intersection of SR 200 and SW 38th St. The victim, who happened to be an off-duty Florida Highway Patrol officer, was stopped at a red light when the carjacker, driving a silver Volkswagen sedan, rear-ended him at a low speed. When the victim got out of his car to assess the damage, the carjacker, Morris Eliott Moore, a convicted felon, pointed a gun at him. Moore stole his watch, cell phone, wallet, and his 2021 Chevrolet Camaro. Inside the silver Volkswagen sedan was a female who got into the driver’s seat and followed closely behind the stolen car.

Luckily, the victim had an OnStar account set up in his car and was able to see that the carjacker was headed southbound on Florida’s Turnpike. Several law enforcement agencies were notified, including the air unit with Marion County Sheriff’s Office. MCSO Air One quickly located the stolen car. Lake County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but a vehicle pursuit ensued and continued into Orange County. OnStar was able to disable the car at the intersection of West Colonial Drive and Deer Isle Drive.

The criminal fled on foot and jumped into a nearby pond. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and a Winter Garden Police K-9 Officer were able to track and locate Moore in the water underneath a dock, where he was apprehended.

Morris is on active probation for armed burglary and has an extensive criminal history to include, but is not limited to felony convictions including aggravated fleeing and eluding with involuntary vehicular manslaughter which he was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years state prison. Additionally, he was convicted of robbery with a firearm, and armed trespassing.


Big Tech is using a content filtering system for online censorship. Watch our short video about NewsGuard to learn how they control the narrative for the Lamestream Media and help keep you in the dark. NewsGuard works with Big-Tech to make it harder for you to find certain content they feel is 'missing context' or stories their editors deem "not in your best interest" - regardless of whether they are true and/or factually accurate. They also work with payment processors and ad-networks to cut off revenue streams to publications they rate poorly by their same bias standards. This should be criminal in America. You can bypass this third-world nonsense by signing up for featured stories by email and get the good stuff delivered right to your inbox.

Detective Gago arrested Morris for armed carjacking, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The firearm used in the carjacking was recovered. The female driver is still at large. If anyone has any information on this case, please call Detective Gago at 352-369-7000 or you can submit an anonymous tip using Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP.

Comment via Facebook

Corrections: If you are aware of an inaccuracy or would like to report a correction, we would like to know about it. Please consider sending an email to corrections@publishedreporter.com and cite any sources if available. Thank you. (Policy)