Politicians’ children are often afforded a certain amount of leeway as far as matters of the law are concerned. However, even with the additional privilege that comes with having a Senate candidate and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice for a father, it seems that 27-year-old Caleb Moore should be out of chances by now.
The younger Moore was arrested for the ninth time on Monday and charged with third-degree criminal trespassing. The charge is connected to his November 2016 arrest for hunting without permission and hunting over bait — both misdemeanor charges.
Caleb turned himself in on Monday and was released minutes later after posting a $1,000 bond.
Moore has faced a number of previous arrests in the last few years, including one in 2015 for drug-possession. After that arrest, he lashed out at “crooked police officers” and “critics” of his father.
‘This is nothing more than a prime example of how media and crooked police officers and critics of my dad try to not only destroy his career for what he stands for but will go as far as trying to destroy his family. I am not a drug user as the drug test taken today will show. As for the malicious possession charges, justice will be served.’
The charges for the arrest did end up getting dropped after Caleb agreed to enter a drug treatment program.
He’s also been charged twice with driving under the influence, third-degree domestic violence, and has had three other drug-related arrests; however, he’s never actually been convicted of a crime.
Despite his son’s lengthy record, Moore’s campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, released a statement to AL.com on Tuesday saying that Caleb’s latest arrest is nothing more than a “cheap political trick.”
‘This is a personal matter involving an alleged hunting violation by Judge Moore’s son Caleb over eleven months ago which has nothing to do with the campaign. This is a cheap political trick to detract from the real issues facing our country.’
‘This is a duplicate charge. The incident of wandering onto a neighbor’s land while hunting happened almost a year ago. I am surprised and disappointed that this duplicate charge was allowed. In football, this would be called “piling on.” A misdemeanor arrest had already been made last year on this exact minor incident.’
Watch a report about Moore’s 2016 arrest in the video below, courtesy of NBC15:
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