Ricky Moose

A man was arrested for allegedly violating a domestic violence protection order and threatening deputies.

Ricky Jason Moose, 56, of Hill Farm Road, Hiddenite, was charged with domestic violence protection order violation, domestic criminal trespass and resisting/delaying/obstructing a law enforcement officer. Due to the domestic nature of the charges, he was ordered held without bond. The other charges resulted in a $250,000 bond.

Moose later appeared before District Court Judge Carol Hicks who changed the no bond to $250,000.

He also received a $750,000 bond for violating pretrial release conditions stemming from a prior domestic assault charge, Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a press release. His total bond is $1,002,500.

Campbell said deputies were called to a residence in western Iredell County Dec. 14 regarding the domestic violence protective order violation.

Moose had been served with the order which prohibited contact with the person who obtained the order, Campbell said.

Moose forcibly entered the home and threatened to harm himself, Campbell said. He injured both of his wrists with a knife prior to the arrival of deputies, the sheriff said.

Campbell said Moose was wielding a knife and made verbal threats to the deputies. Deputies were eventually able to subdue him and Iredell EMS was summoned to treat his injuries, Campbell said.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and arrested Dec. 19 after he was released from the hospital.

Moose’s criminal history includes assault on a governmental official, reckless driving to endanger, resisting a public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop for a stopped school bus and five counts of driving while license is revoked.

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