NEWTON, N.C. — Deputies were looking for a man they said shot one person and kidnapped another in Catawba County Friday afternoon.

Investigators said Derek Moser, 27, was on the run after the incident at 1525 Pinebark Court. That's in the area of Fairway Drive and Orchard Street.

Derek Moser, 27
Derek Moser, 27
Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Moser kidnapped Alexa Cruz,22, and took off in a 2006 Buick Rendezvous with N.C. license plate EKX-1904. Investigators said they knew each other.

Deputies said Cruz was found safe, and Moser turned himself into police around 11:45 p.m Friday night.

Alexa Cruz
Alexa Cruz
Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Moser was considered armed and dangerous. He will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, 2nd degree kidnapping, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Moser is under a $145,000 bond in the Catawba County Detention Center. 

The victim of the shooting, Armando Jimenez, 29, was treated and released from the hospital.

Anyone with relevant information to this case is asked to call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-5241. 

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