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Cape Girardeau man gets bond revoked for alleged second attempt to impersonate federal agent

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thursday was the third time this summer that Richard A. Moore was charged with pretending to be a federal agent.

Moore, 38, 2830 Whitener St., Apt. 6, has been out on bond since May 18 for allegedly saying he was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent to get into the Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. Federal Courthouse to see U.S. District Judge Lewis Blanton.

He posted a $5,000 bond, but the next day the prosecution amended the charge to include a second count of false impersonation stemming from an incident that occurred May 10.

On May 10, Moore allegedly tried to get into the Southeast Missouri Hospital emergency room by saying he was a federal drug agent and needed to interview an informant who had just overdosed.

On July 29, Moore approached a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper in the parking lot of a Jackson car wash and explained that he was a colonel from Fort Bragg. He said that his unit was going to be training in the area of Highway 74 and County Road 205, and that the highway patrol should ignore any calls concerning armed people in camouflage riding around in pickup trucks.

Then, Thursday morning, shortly before Moore was charged with the July 29 incident, he approached employees at the prosecutor's office in the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse and told them he worked for both the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a motion to revoke his bond.

Then, he stated that he was going to "take down" someone in the courthouse later in the week, and that it was "the big man upstairs," possibly referring to one of the judges.

Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle filed a motion to revoke Moore's bond, and he is currently held at the Cape Girardeau County Jail on the latest count of false impersonation on a $100,000 cash only bond.

He was not charged in Thursday's incidents.

A mental evaluation of Moore will be held Oct. 22 at the Missouri Mental Health Center in Farmington, Mo., as per a judge's order.

Moore told the Southeast Missourian last week that he is a federal agent working for a highly classified anti-terror unit, and that he is undercover.

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Gee whiz...

-- Posted by xXAngelicEvilXx on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 1:11 PM

Wow... is all I can say.

-- Posted by Hot Dog on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 2:28 PM

sounds like a smart fella! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 2:58 PM

They live among us!

-- Posted by Yankee Station on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 3:10 PM

This guy obviously has watched too much television crime drama shows... What an idiot.

-- Posted by Happy2BHere on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 4:26 PM

I wonder if he's a republican?

-- Posted by Grandpa_Sassy on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 4:50 PM

Wow another pillar of the community taken down.

-- Posted by gman on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 5:44 PM

Why is he in Jail? He should be evaluated and sent to a pysciatric ward. It seems obvious he has some serious issues. I just don't see what good it will do to keep him in County jail when he should be in a State institution! Otherwise he is in fact a FBI agent and working for the SSA and Morely Swingle is going to get his *** chewed by the President for for being a complete moron. Somehow, I doubt this is the case. Send this individual to A State institution and get him some help so that he can figure out who he really is!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 6:09 PM

Sounds like we have our next candidate for County Commissioner.

-- Posted by Luck_Has_IT on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 7:00 PM

Maybe he was playing the James Bond angle and was trying to get laid.

-- Posted by NoDisclosure on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 7:29 PM

SECRET AGENT MAN by...Phil F. Stone & Steve Barri

There's a man who leads a life of danger,

To everyone he meets, he stays a stranger.

With every move he makes,

Another chance he takes.

Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow.

Secret agent man,

Secret agent man,

They've given you a number,

And taken 'way your name.

Beware of pretty faces that you find,

A pretty face can hide an evil mind.

Aw, be careful what you say,

You'll give yourself away.

Odds are you won't live to see tomorrow.

Secret agent man,

Secret agent man,

They've given you a number,

And taken 'way your name.

Swinging on the Riviera one day,

And then laying in a Bombay alley next day.

Oh, no, you let the wrong word slip,

While kissing persuasive lips.

The odds are you won't live to see tomorrow.

Secret agent man,

Secret agent man,

They've given you a number,

And taken 'way your name.

Secret agent man.

-- Posted by TheCamp on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 10:32 PM

The shadow knows....!!! huh Bob??

-- Posted by badagolfer on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 10:59 PM

The shadow knows....!!! huh Bob??

-- Posted by badagolfer on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 11:08 PM

What's the frequency?

-- Posted by Observer1 on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 8:21 AM

Is it safe?

-- Posted by Marion_Morrison on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 9:59 AM

Greywolf , that sounds like the answer to me , needs more mental eval than a jail cell.

Thanks for that posting that song Bob been a long while since I've heard it.....

-- Posted by rockman54 on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 11:14 AM

I agree with his mission. There is probably a judge and a trooper who need to be investigated.

Maybe he ought to be allowed to apply for the position he falsely impersonated. Sounds at least he was attempting to bring about justice instead of protecting the criminal.

-- Posted by Missouri Kid on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 11:43 AM

I agree with the Wolf. This gut has problem jail isn't going to fix.

-- Posted by Wiff on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 10:01 PM

I met that guy at a babysitter's house and he was wanting to watch my kids. He seemed really nice and friendly until he told me that he was an undercover DEA agent working in the area on a "sting", and that was why he was staying at the babysitter's house (that he had just met). Well, him telling me that is exactly why my kid's did not go to that babysitter's house. His story was off and what undercover DEA agent comes out and tells you that he undercover?? That's not being very undercover if you ask me!! All I know is that guy is a weirdo and wasn't about to go near my children!!

-- Posted by spaforyou on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 10:26 PM

I spent 30 days with Mr. Moore in Cape County in F-pod, this man is completely delusional. He honestly believes these wild fantasies he makes up. He needs treatment desperately.

-- Posted by fluidscott on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 2:38 PM


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