Cedric Charles Moore Jr Wiki – Cedric Charles Moore Jr Biography
Cedric Charles Moore, Jr. has been identified as the man accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy who was dancing on the sidewalk in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on July 3. Moore approached the child from behind and sucker-punched him in the head without any warning or provocation, video of the incident showed.
Moore left the scene immediately after throwing the punch. Police explained in a statement that Moore faces two felony charges for the attack. Officers issued a warrant for Moore’s arrest but as of this writing, he had not yet been apprehended.
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The attack occurred around 23:40. July 3 Main Street near Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri city center. The police said that the 12-year-old was at the time with his dance coach Michael Curry and another student. As seen in the video, while the Curry and a second boy were sitting next to the audio equipment, the victim was moving on the sidewalk. The video was shot on Facebook Live.
Moore climbed onto the sidewalk where the police described it as a dark sports vehicle. The plate did not appear in the video. It was noted that Moore was out of the vehicle by the passenger. As he approached the boy, his arms made his own dance on the sidewalk.
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The victim’s dance teacher, Michael Curry, told TMZ he is hopeful police find Moore soon. “Anyone who’s willing to hit a kid like that, there’s no telling what they’re going to do next.”
The 12-year-boy looked stunned after he was knocked to the ground. He quickly sat up and watched the vehicle drive away before touching his hand to his face. He stood up as bystanders came over to check on him. He leaned over a couple of times and appeared to be off-balance.
His mother, Stephanie Hagler, did not witness the attack but was nearby at the time. She told NBC affiliate WPSD-TV that when she arrived, she noticed a “pool of blood” on the sidewalk. Her son’s face and nose were bleeding and someone from one of the businesses in the area had given him ice and paper towels.
Hagler said her son suffered a concussion. He was treated at a local hospital and was expected to be ok. But she said he was confused about why he was attacked. He’s a good kid. He did not deserve this,” Hagler said. “He did not do anything but try to have a good time and try to make a good time for other people.”
A warrant was issued for Moore’s arrest but investigators have not yet found him. Cape Girardeau Police cautioned that anyone who attempts to help Moore evade arrest could also face criminal charges. KFVS-TV, citing police, reported that Moore’s family members and friends have not been cooperative as officers search for him.
Missouri court records show Moore has been charged on two counts: Felony Assault in the 2nd degree and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child in the 1st degree. Moore’s bond has already been set at $50,000 cash only. Court records show that if he is able to post bond, Moore would not be permitted to leave the state, would be prohibited from owning any firearms and would be ordered to stay away from the victim and any witnesses.
Moore was arrested in early 2019 and charged with third-degree domestic assault, which is a felony. Missouri court records show Moore was represented by a public defender and initially entered a “not guilty” plea.
He agreed to plead guilty on April 22, 2019. He was released on bond and was prohibited from having any contact with the victim. The judge also forbade Moore from going within 500 feet of the victim’s home or workplace.
Court records in Missouri show Moore was on probation for domestic assault at the time of the July 3 attack. Anyone with information on Moore’s whereabouts was asked to call 573-339-6313 or text “CAPEPD” to 847411.