Fulton (WSYR-TV) - After being caught in Fulton on Monday, authorities are working to return a man to South Carolina where he's wanted for attempted murder.
Edward Lamar Moses is on the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office’s most wanted list. He’s been on the run for a year accused of attempted murder, kidnapping, and possession of a weapon.
Moses was considered an armed and dangerous man in Darlington County, where he reportedly chased his girlfriend with a gun last year and attempted to set her on fire with lighter fluid.
He was found in a car in Fulton Monday with the woman he's accused of kidnapping after a routine suspicious car report near a Fulton parking lot. He was identified by a New York State Benefits card that he presented to police when they confronted him.
Such cards are presented for things like food stamp benefits to anyone who is eligible. In order to become eligible, one must prove residence in New York State and have the requisite level of income. The form even includes a section in which one can indicate legal status as a fleeing felon.
The applications, which can be filled out online, are reviewed by the local Department of Social Services of Food Stamps office, which will conduct an interview to determine the applicant’s household’s eligibility for food stamps. A thorough background check is not part of the application process.
Moses lived in Cato, but because of confidentiality concerns the Cayuga County and New York State offices that handle food stamps can’t release information on how he obtained a New York State Benefits card.