MUSCATINE COUNTY, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATED: The Muscatine County Attorney has motioned to dismiss a case of kidnapping and robbery against 17-year-old Taryn Moore after the victim of the incident proceeded to “steadfastly endeavored to sabotage this prosecution.”
Moore was charged with first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery after allegedly kidnapping the victim and dumped into a field. The victim suffered minor injuries and hypothermia.
Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren cites the victim’s refusal to cooperate with law enforcement as to why the prosecution cannot make the case against Moore. According to the court filings, after the incident, the victim made statements on social media contradicting his statements to law enforcement and the evidence of the case. The documents say the victim made “outlandish statements”, refusing to cooperate with investigators.
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According to the Muscatine County Attorney,17-year-old Taryn Moore is accused of going to the victim's home on January 9th assaulting him and robbing him of cash and his cell phone.
Moore was with two others during the attack according to officials. The criminal complaint goes on to say the victim was stripped naked, had his hands, ankles and mouth restrained with duct tape. The victim claims he was also shot with a paintball gun.
The victim said he was then put into the truck of vehicle and left in a remote area in the county.
Moore is charged with first degree kidnapping and robbery. Authorities are currently looking for the other two who were with Moore during the attack.