Victoria S. Moss


A high speed pursuit that originated in Pleasants County, WV ended on State Route 7 north of New Matamoras late Wednesday night.  Victoria S. Moss, age 53, 1009 Bear Run, Cairo, WV, fled from Pleasants County Deputies after they questioned her about narcotics use succeeding a single vehicle crash on Route 2 near Shadow Hill Road in Saint Marys.  Pleasants County Deputies Coplin and Rhodes followed Ms. Moss as she drove into Ohio and traveled northbound on State Route 7.  New Matamoras Patrolmen joined the chase and pursued Ms. Moss until she stopped her vehicle near the Monroe County line.  Ms. Moss then attempted to turn her vehicle around and in doing so, backed her pickup truck at a high rate of speed into the driver side door of the New Matamoras patrol vehicle.  Ms. Moss drove in the direction of Deputy Rhodes, who jumped out of the way to avoid being struck.  As Ms. Moss drove in the direction of Deputy Coplin’s vehicle, Deputy Rhodes fired rounds at the rear tires of Ms. Moss’ vehicle in an attempt to stop the vehicle.  Ms. Moss subsequently struck the front passenger side of Deputy Coplin’s vehicle as the Deputy was exiting the driver side.  At that point, Deputy Coplin also fired shots in an attempt to stop the vehicle.  Ms. Moss eventually stopped her vehicle after traveling over an embankment and getting stuck in a muddy field off the side of the roadway.  Ms. Moss was taken into custody without further incident and 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 incarcerated in the Washington County Jail in lieu of a bond of approximately $200,000.  Washington County Deputies and Detectives responded to the scene and assisted in the follow up investigation.