Suspects wanted for local crimes identified after Baltimore Co. police chase and arrest

Posted at 11:02 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 19:06:30-04

Christopher Cox

BALTIMORE Co., Md. - The suspects who led police in Maryland on a chase Friday and who are wanted for local crimes have been identified.

38-year-old Melissa Moen and 33-year-old Christopher Cox were arrested after a police chase in Baltimore County Friday afternoon.

Melissa Moen

They're accused of invading a home in the 1800 block of Hurst Drive on October 5.

Police tell News 3 the adult males victims remain hospitalized after the assault and are expected to recover as of October 8.

Next-door neighbor Eduardo Lopez said he knows the 84-year-old man who was hurt. Others said his grandson was also injured.

"I have never been close to someone that that's happened to, so this is a shocker for me at first, but both of them are recovering and that makes me very happy so we can all move forward," Lopez said.

An investigation by the Hampton Police Division and the Newport News Police Department revealed that a body found in the 100 block of Rose Drive is related to a shooting in Hampton.

Officials believe Moen and Cox are involved with the shooting, however police have not released further information about the incident.

The victim of the homicide has been identified as 43-year-old Demoreia Ferrell of Washington, D.C. The circumstances surrounding his death remain under investigation.

Both of the adult male victims that were assaulted during the home invasion remain hospitalized and are considered to be in stable condition.

On Sunday, Baltimore County Police released the suspects' names and their mug shots.

Moen, the driver of the vehicle, has been charged with two counts of Accessory to Burglary and Abduction.

Cox, the passenger of the vehicle, has been charged with two counts of malicious wounding, two counts of abduction, one count of entering a dwelling to commit robbery, one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The circumstances surrounding the local incidents and the exact involvement of the suspects are still under investigation.

However, neighbors who live near where the home invasion occurred are relieved police made an arrest after the crimes.

"It's just how life is, but you do something wrong, you're gonna get caught and you're gonna get punished, so that's what happened to them," added Lopez. "You're gonna get it coming."