Chief Justice Moore’s son arrested in Troy

Published 8:23 pm Monday, March 16, 2015



The son of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore was arrested in Troy on Sunday on charges of drug possession.

Caleb Moore, 24, was arrested around 3 p.m. Sunday.

“He was arrested yesterday at approximately 3 p.m. for possession marijuana second degree and possession of a controlled substance, which were later identified as Xanax pills,” said Lt. Bryan Weed of the Troy Police Department.

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Weed said officers had been responding to a burglary in process call concerning a white male trying to break into a residence in the 1200 block of Allen Street when they saw a group of individuals standing by a vehicle and observed the smell of marijuana.

“Officers observed a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle that Moore had been occupying with four other individuals,” Weed said. “On a search of the vehicle they recovered (the marijuana and pills). And, after subsequent investigation Moore was placed under arrest and warrants were obtained for those charges.”

Weed said officer had probable cause to arrest Moore, but did not have probable cause to arrest the four males in Moore’s company.

Moore was processed at the Troy Police Department and then transferred to the Pike County Jail at approximately 7:15 p.m. Sunday where he was held on $7,500 bond for possession of a controlled substance and $1,000 bond for marijuana second degree. Moore made bond at approximately 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

Moore’s first court appearance is Tuesday, April 7, at the Pike County Courthouse with District Judge William Hightower.

Scott Hoyem, a spokesman for the Alabama Administrative Office of the Courts, confirmed the arrest Monday but said Chief Justice Moore would not comment on it, calling it a personal matter.