Man who fled U.S. Marshals appears in court on previous charges

Posted at 4:40 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 18:40:25-04

MISSOULA – A man wanted by U.S. Marshals is behind bars after a manhunt that lasted all day on Wednesday.

Missoula police had been looking for 32-year-old David Moorse after he fled from U.S. Marshals while they were attempting to execute a search warrant Wednesday morning.

Moorse’s initial charges stem from an incident at the Mullan Road Walmart in November of 2017. He was arrested and charged with stealing items from the store. Officers located a pipe with residue, a scale and 4 grams of meth while he was being taken into custody.

He is being charged with robbery, criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Missoula Police told KPAX that Moorse was spotted leaving the Southgate Mall area by a police officer around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

After a short foot pursuit, Moorse was arrested in the South Avenue and Reserve Street area at an apartment complex.

Moorse appeared in Missoula District Court on Thursday morning. Prosecutors also allege that Moorse broke into a home and stole clothing. Moorse was said to be found with stolen property at the time of his arrest. 

Charges in this incident have not been filed yet by Missoula County prosecutors, but they expect to charge him with criminal mischief, criminal endangerment and burglary.

He’s being held on a $500,000 bail.