Charlotte man sent to prison for trying to hit lawmen with car

By: W. Curt Vincent -

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Charlotte man was sentenced to between 36 and 58 months in prison after pleading guilty this week to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and fleeing to elude arrest.

According to a release from the Bladen County District Attorney’s Office, Gebreal Moss, 23, attempted to hit lawmen with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and Elizabethtown Police Department who were conducting a driver’s license checking station on U.S. 701 in August 2016.

When Moss was motioned to slow down, he instead accelerated and a sheriff’s deputy was forced to jump out of the way.

Moss then reportedly led lawmen on a chase from U.S. 701 South to U.S. 87, with speeds reaching 100 mph. Moss eventually crashed his car and took off on foot. He was caught by lawmen quickly.

“The Bladen County District Attorney’s Office is committed to ensuring that those who decide to use automobiles as weapons against law enforcement officers go to prison,” said Chief Assistant District Attorney Quinton McGee.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.

W. Curt Vincent