18-year-old escapes Eastpointe police while being loaded into prisoner transport van, officials say

Devonta Moore was in custody for domestic violence, fleeing/eluding charges

An 18-year-old escaped from Eastpointe police overnight while being loaded into a prisoner transport van, officials said.

EASTPOINTE, Mich. – An 18-year-old escaped from Eastpointe police overnight while being loaded into a prisoner transport van, officials said.

Devonta Deshawn Moore, 18, was being held on bond for domestic violence and fleeing/eluding charges, according to authorities.

At 10:22 p.m. Monday (Aug. 1), Moore was being loaded into a prisoner transport van at the Eastpointe Police Department when he fled on foot, officers said.

He was last seen in the area of 9 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue, according to police.

“Moore has a history of assaultive behavior and fleeing from the police,” authorities said in a release.

Anyone who sees Moore or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Eastpointe Police Department at 586-445-5100.

Devonta Deshawn Moore (Eastpointe Police Department)

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