PRESS RELEASE, 5/20/2013

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in flying pig incident

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Colerain Township resident David Moore (DOB 1/6/64) for a May 5, 2013 incident at the Flying Pig Marathon and related events.  Moore was indicted today for 1 count of Carrying Concealed Weapon/Failure to Inform Law Enforcement Officer (Misdemeanor 1), 1 count of Carrying Concealed Weapon (Felony 4), 1 count of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3) and 1 count of Menacing by Stalking (Felony 4).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of 6 years in prison.

Moore, a registered marathon participant, is charged with both calling the Executive Director of the Flying Pig Marathon, Iris Simpson-Bush, and having personal contact with her during the marathon events.  He complained about his bib number for the marathon, inquired about her relationship status, made comments about terrorism and asked to speak on the stage during the marathon events.  During the events, Moore showed up at the event stage and was stopped by Cincinnati Police Officers.  He continued to make statements about terrorism.  The police became concerned and asked if he had a gun on his person.  He told the officers that he had a weapon and opened his coat to display a loaded 9 MM Bryco Arms handgun with a round in the chamber.

Moore and Ms. Simpson-Bush were not acquainted prior to this incident.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “Fortunately, no one was physically hurt during this incident.  Thanks goes to the Cincinnati Police Department for their fast action in preventing what might have been a more serious incident.  This incident reminds us again of the important job that law enforcement does every day to keep our community safe.”