Senate candidate Roy Moore’s son is arrested for the ninth time

Senate candidate Roy Moore’s son is arrested for the ninth time


The son of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been arrested in Alabama on a misdemeanor charge linked to allegations of illegal hunting.


Etowah County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Natalie Barton tells news outlets 27-year-old Caleb Moore surrendered Monday on a charge of third-degree criminal trespass. He was accused of hunting without permission and hunting over bait last year.


Barton says Caleb Moore was released on $1,000 bond.


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. 


Monday’s arrest marks the ninth time the 27-year-old has been in jail, AL.com reported. 


Roy Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones in the special election for the U.S. Senate on Dec. 12. Moore is a former Alabama chief justice who’s been removed from office twice.

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