New details released: Alleged dealer arrested in undercover sting
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:49:35 GMT —
New details have been released on the arrest of the man who was caught in an undercover sting in Harlingen Wednesday afternoon.
According to the affidavit, 41-year-old Eleazar Moody, who was trying to sell narcotics to an undercover officer, went by the name of Boy.
An anonymous caller told authorities that Boy had called someone named Kurt asking if they wanted to buy narcotics from him.
That same day, a Cameron County Sheriff TMs Department investigator, acting as Kurt, called Boy. Boy told him that he had three with him and they agreed to meet at the Creasey TMs Bowling Alley parking lot.
When both men arrived at the parking lot, the undercover investigator and Boy, the investigator got out of the car to go talk to Boy.
Boy asked , Did ~Kurt TM send you?
The investigator asked him, Are you ~Boy TM? and he responded, Yes.
At the same time, another Cameron County Sheriff TMs Department investigator, wearing his sheriff TMs badge, parked his unmarked behind Moody TMs car. Both investigators then showed their badge TMs to Boy.
Realizing what was going on, Moody reversed his maroon Honda Accord, almost hitting the sheriff investigator.
He then attempted to flee out of the parking lot, hitting a marked Cameron County Sheriff TMs Department vehicle.
Moody continued to speed away from authorities, but lost control of his vehicle at 410 Ed. Carey Drive and hit a billboard.
He was placed under arrest and charged with evading arrest and detention using vehicle.
Cameron County Sheriff Lucio said that Moody has an extensive criminal record including burglary of home, evading arrest, theft, aggravated assault and possession of marijuana.