Santa Rosa, CA – July 18, 2019 – Defendant Ryan Christopher Moore, 36 years old of Santa
Rosa, was sentenced to serve 7 years, 8 months in state prison earlier today by
the Honorable Peter Ottenweller after having pled “no contest” in May of this
year to an extensive list of crimes including burglary, possession of a stolen
vehicle, maintaining a drug house, grand theft, and fleeing a police officer’s
vehicle causing serious bodily injury.
The investigations into Moore’s criminal conduct began in
early June of 2018 when deputies arrested Moore after a search of his home and
person turned up a handgun, an AR-15 upper, a high capacity magazine, hundreds
of rounds of ammunition, and a small quantity of methamphetamine. Charged with
multiple felonies, Moore posted bail and was released pending his case.
Just two months later in August 2018, Windsor Police contacted Moore driving a
vehicle with a false license plate. Moore was again arrested and charged with a
felony for the illegal license plate use.
Moore posted bail a second time in October 2018 and was
thereafter spotted by Sonoma County Sherriff’s deputies as they monitored camp
grounds in Bodega Bay after a string of generator thefts in the area. Seeing
Moore driving from one of the camp grounds in the early morning hours, a deputy
attempted to stop him. Moore sped away in excess of 90mph, and the resulting
chase led to a collision and serious injuries to the officer. When the vehicle was
finally recovered, it was confirmed stolen with another false plate. Deputies
also recovered a stolen generator from the backseat.
Based on the Bodega Bay incident, Moore was charged with his
third and fourth consecutive felony complaints. Once gain Moore posted
bail and was released. On February 17, 2019 over $2000 of goods, including a
set of golf clubs, was stolen from a residence in Rohnert Park. Police were
able to trace the stolen golf clubs to a “Play It Again Sports” where Moore had
attempted to sell them. Based on this investigation, a fifth and final felony
complaint was filed, and yet another warrant went out for his arrest. On March
3, 2019 deputies spotted Moore while on routine narcotics enforcement patrol.
Moore fled on foot and was apprehended.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Brian
Morimune, and investigated by Detective Scott McKinnon of the Sonoma County
Sheriff’s Property Crimes Division.