Yikes. The son of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, from Alabama, was arrested on Monday after being accused “illegal hunting.”
According to Fox News, 27-year-old Caleb Moore actually turned himself in to Etowah County Sheriff’s Office. He faces a misdemeanor charge of third-degree criminal trespass.
Shortly after turning himself in, he was released on a $1,000 bond, according to a spokesperson. It is unclear if he paid the bond himself.
In November 2016, Caleb Moore was accused of hunting without permission and hunting over bait. Both of those offenses are misdemeanors. Barton told AL.com that the landowner in that case signed a warrant accusing Moore of trespassing.
Roy Moore’s campaign issued a statement calling the arrest a “cheap political trick.”
Caleb Moore was arrested on drug charges in 2015, but those were dropped after he entered a pre-trial diversion program. AL.com reported that he has also faced DUI charges in Alabama and Florida, as well as three other drug-related arrests in Alabama.
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore overcame a challenge when he beat out incumbent Republican Luther Strange, who was being endorsed by President Donald Trump, in the runoff election. Now he goes head to head with his Democrat rival, Doug Jones, for the open U.S. Senate seat.
The election is on December 12.