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Atmore man charged with attempting to strike police officer

An Atmore man is in jail on attempted murder charges after attempting to strike police officers with his vehicle on Dec. 20, according to the Atmore Police Department.

Sgt. Robby Williams said in a press release that Marvin Angelo Moorer, 53, of Atmore, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, fleeing and attempting to elude and possession of a controlled substance.

Williams said officers responded to a complaint of a theft from a local auto parts store on Dec. 20.

“Upon their arrival, they were advised that the thief had stolen item(s) that were valued at approximately $100,” Williams said in the release. “Store personnel provided officers with a detailed description of the thief and his vehicle, including the license plate number.”

See Wednesday’s newspaper for the complete story.