Coralville man allegedly resisted arrest when picked up on sex offender warrant


A Coralville man who was wanted for not verifying his address as part of his sentence for being a sex offender reportedly had to be tased to be taken into custody.

Police say that 35-year-old Joseph Moore of Holiday Road is required to register with the state Sex Offender Registry after being convicted in 2012 for attempt to commit to commit sexual abuse and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in Oregon involving a 7-year-old girl.

Moore was classified as a Tier 3 Offender and as such is required to appear in person at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office every three months to verify place of address.  A warrant was issued for his arrest after failing to appear for his November 2020 verification.

Johnson County deputies went to Moore’s address on Lower Old Highway 6 to serve civil papers to him, and while talking with officers in the parking lot, he allegedly attempted to flee back into his residence. Moore reportedly resisted deputy attempts to take control of him. He had to be tased to be cuffed and taken into custody. One of the deputies suffered cuts and abrasions to his arm during the altercation.

Moore was charged with Sex Offender Verification Violation and Interference with Official Acts causing Bodily Injury. If convicted on both counts, Moore could be sentenced to up to three years in jail.