Moore Facing Kidnapping Charge For Holding Woman Against Her Will

Monday, January 11, 2021
Patrick Fitzgerald Moore
Patrick Fitzgerald Moore

A man has been charged with kidnapping after police say he did not allow his ex-girlfriend to leave her residence. The girlfriend said she had been trying to end their relationship.

Police responded to a Sunday morning call at Tunnel Boulevard, having been informed the victim was being held against her will. They were told her boyfriend, Patrick Fitzgerald Moore, 30, had entered her residence and attacked her. Police were told by the victim’s family member that she had spoken with the victim on the phone, and that Moore would not leave.

When police got the victim on the phone, she said she could not come out and speak to police, and police said her voice was “trembling.” Police could see her through the window, and was described as nervous. She also did not answer questions about her condition. Police located Moore’s Yukon parked in the driveway, and they determined she was being held against her will.

After a few minutes, the woman exited the residence from a side door. When police asked if she was alright, police said she told them, “I’m fine, but he is watching” and said Moore was in the residence but was not welcomed there. Police went inside and told Moore who they were and commanded him to show himself.

Police said Moore did not say a word as they went through the house, and they found him “hiding in a corner” in the front room. Police detained him after this. The victim told police she had been in a relationship with Moore, but that she was ready to end the relationship. She showed police texts from Saturday night where she had tried to end it, and Moore appeared frustrated and did not want it to end.

That night, the victim said she opened the rear door to put many of his items outside, so Moore could retrieve them later. She told police Moore was already there, wearing all-black in the darkened driveway. She said she tried to run back into the house, but tripped and fell as she entered the house. She said Moore followed behind her and closed the door behind himself.

The victim and Moore began to fight, and she said Moore punched her in the face. Police observed a welt on her forehead. When she grabbed a crowbar to protect herself, Moore left.

She said on Sunday morning, Moore contacted her and went back to the residence to “talk.” The victim told police she did not want to speak, but did not feel as if she had a choice. That is when she contacted her family member and the police were alerted. She said as police tried to make contact with the victim, Moore told her she was not allowed to open the door and speak with police.

Police also spoke to Moore, who they described as very angry with officers while being placed into custody. On the way to the jail, police said Moore told them, “She hit me but y’all ain’t gonna do nothing about that.” He also told police he followed the victim inside.

Moore is charged with domestic assault, kidnapping, and aggravated burglary.


McKee Now Plans To Build 4 New Facilities In Collegedale As Part Of $500 Million Expansion

Hagerty Hits Biden Actions On Paris Climate Accords, Keystone Pipeline, Immigration

Police Blotter: Woman Beats Man To Intersection, Sending 800-Pound Drum Flying; Woman Took $400 From Pay Card Of Cheating Boyfriend


Last year, Collegedale along with the Hamilton County Industrial Development Board, entered into a PILOT agreement with McKee Foods that was effective Jan. 1, 2020. At the commission meeting ... (click for more)

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Wednesday was critical of President Joe Biden's actions on the Paris Climate Accords and the Keystone Pipeline. He said, “President Biden’s decision to rejoin ... (click for more)

Police responded to a theft of vehicle parts/accessories at Reliable Building Solutions, 6232 Airpark Dr. A man said that sometime during the night, an unknown person(s) cut the catalytic converters ... (click for more)



Breaking News

McKee Now Plans To Build 4 New Facilities In Collegedale As Part Of $500 Million Expansion

Last year, Collegedale along with the Hamilton County Industrial Development Board, entered into a PILOT agreement with McKee Foods that was effective Jan. 1, 2020. At the commission meeting on Tuesday night, Attorney Kurt Faires with the Chambliss, Bahaner and Stophel law firm, requested approval from the city for an amendment to the agreement. He said this is the largest investment ... (click for more)

Hagerty Hits Biden Actions On Paris Climate Accords, Keystone Pipeline, Immigration

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Wednesday was critical of President Joe Biden's actions on the Paris Climate Accords and the Keystone Pipeline. He said, “President Biden’s decision to rejoin the failed Paris Climate Accords props up our adversaries at the expense of American workers. This agreement will cost thousands of jobs and place our economy on its heels at a time when ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's Time For Impact Fees

This letter is regarding the potential high density development on Snowhill Road in Ooltewah. Growth is good. But it needs to be responsible growth. It would be instructive to see studies by other communities who have already gone through this so we can understand just what is the taxpayer cost burden of these high density developments. Additional taxes to add infrastructure, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Vols Ain't Dead

Matt Hayes, a writer for the SaturdayDownSouth.com website, was blistering in his view of what has been allowed to happen to the once-mighty University of Tennessee football program just hours after coach Jeremy Pruitt went down in flames on Monday. “I’ve got some harsh words for those in power at Tennessee, something they don’t want to hear but better embrace. It’s not the 1990s ... (click for more)

Sports

Lee Men Win 70-60 Over Shorter

After five road games and three home postponements the Lee men's basketball team finally got back on its home court inside Walker Arena, taking down the Shorter Hawks, 70-60 on Tuesday evening. The Flames (5-1) cracked the top 25 for the first time this season at No. 18 in the NCAA D2 Media Poll and are receiving votes in the NABC Coaches Poll. Shorter falls to 1-4 on the year. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Looking For More Success With Familiar Faces For 2021 Season

By any standard, the Chattanooga Football Club had about as successful a season as one could have hoped for in the topsy-turvy year that was 2020. As the top side in their conference, CFC won the Independent Cup in the shortened preseason, and then made it midway through the NISA playoffs after the regular season. While COVID-19 forced the team and league to shut down for several ... (click for more)