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Woman bites deputy during theft arrest
Portal woman charged with battery on a police officer, burglary, other charges
MELISSA MOORE
Melissa Levitte Moore

A woman arrested during a metal theft investigation racked up more charges when she attacked deputies Wednesday at the Bulloch County Jail, biting one on the hand.
When deputies questioned Melissa Levitte Moore, 27, of U.S. Highway 80 West in Portal, and Robert Leon Kilcrease, 44, of Lockett Drive in Register, about metal that was stolen from a Westside Road residence, Moore gave false information about her identity, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.
Deputies found Moore and Kilcrease at Allied Metals after the victim reported the metal theft and gave deputies a vehicle description, he said. They were trying to sell the metal when deputies located them.
“During the investigation, Kilcrease was found to have four active child support warrants,” he said. “Moore lied to deputies and was also arrested.”
When deputies took both suspects to jail, they learned Moore also had an outstanding parole violation warrant.
Then, “Moore became combative with deputies, scratching one on the arm and biting a second one on the hand,” Anderson said. This attack led to additional charges.
Allied Metals worked with deputies to recover items stolen from the Westside Road victim, the sheriff said.
Moore was charged with burglary, two counts of obstruction, giving false information, simple battery on a peace officer, battery on a peace officer, riot in a penal institution and parole violation.
Kilcrease was charged with burglary and four counts of failure to pay child support.
Both Moore and Kilcrease are being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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