Juvenile charged in area kidnapping


Editor’s note: The Advocate News received the following information from the Muscatine County Attorney.

On Jan. 11 Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren announced that criminal charges had been filed in connection with an incident from the early morning hours of Jan. 9, 2019, in rural Muscatine County. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office (MCSO).

Taryn Deion Moore, 17, of Davenport was arrested Jan. 10. He has been charged with kidnapping in the first degree and robbery in the first degree. The kidnapping charge is a class "A" felony punishable by life imprisonment. The robbery charge is a class "B" felony punishable by a prison term of not to exceed 25 years.

Moore was seen by a judge Jan. 11. He is being held in the Muscatine County Jail on a $750,000 cash-only bond.

The MCSO seeks to arrest two additional individuals in connection with this incident.

Records show that on Jan. 9, a victim was located at a residence on Ward Avenue in Muscatine County and told authorities he had been assaulted and robbed of $210 and a cellphone by Moore and two other individuals. Further information indicated the victim had been stripped naked and his hands, ankles and mouth were restrained with duct tape before being assaulted with hands, feet and being shot with a paintball gun. The victim was then placed in the trunk of a car and ultimately left in a remote field adjacent to a gravel road with air temperatures at the time of 27 degrees with 13-degree wind chill.