Attempted murder charge for man police say purposely hit Goose Creek officer with truck

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Ryan Moss (Goose Creek Police)

A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after Goose Creek Police say he intentionally crashed his truck into the driver's side door of an officer's patrol car while she sat inside Saturday afternoon.

Police say they have arrested Ryan Jeffrey Moss, 41, of Mount Pleasant, and charged him with the crime. Police say they do not know why he allegedly struck the officer, and have no reason to believe the two have any connection.

Maj. John Grainger, assistant chief of Goose Creek's Police Department, says the female officer was sitting in a parking lot of the Westview Schools complex working on her computer Saturday, when shortly before 1:30 p.m. Moss came onto school property through a rear bus parking lot.

Police say Moss then removed a piece of wooden fencing separating the two parking lots, drove across a field, and plowed his Ford F-150 into the side of the officer's car.

Police say witnesses tell them Moss after striking the officer's car got out of his pickup and gestured as if he was firing a gun at her. The man did not have a gun when he was arrested, though, police say.

The officer suffered bumps and bruises, and was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but is expected to be OK, Grainger says. Police have not released the officer's name.

Moss is being held at the Berkeley County Detention Center, and is expected in bond court on Sunday.