PALM COAST, Fla. (FOX 5 DC) - A fugitive from Virginia who was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” more than 20 years ago was taken into custody in Florida, according to officials.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Eugene Moore was arrested after a three-hour standoff with deputies on Saturday in Palm Coast, Florida.
Moore was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” in 1996 after authorities said he stabbed his wife 33 times and abducted his 5-year-old daughter. His wife survived the attack, according to officials.
Deputies said Moore was wanted in Virginia for assault and battery warrants in Virginia and was also being investigated for an armed robbery in Virginia where the victim was tied up and her car was stolen.
The sheriff’s office said the stolen vehicle was spotted in Palm Coast, Florida at about 3:40 p.m. Deputies pulled the vehicle over but Moore refused to exit the vehicle for three hours.
Eventually, Moore surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody, according to officials.
“This is a guy with an extremely violent history. We will never know what crimes we may have prevented by apprehending him tonight,” Flager County Sheriff Rick Staly said in a written statement. “I am very proud of our team and thankful that no one was injured and this violent offender is now in jail where he belongs.”
Moore was being held in Florida where he has been charged with grand theft and resisting arrest without violence. He is also being held as a fugitive from justice for Virginia authorities.
FOX 5 DC reported this story from Washington, D.C.