Manhunt at Midland Valley Golf Course

By: Gene Petriello Email
By: Gene Petriello Email

News 12 First at Five, October 17, 2007

AIKEN CTY, S.C. --- Deputies searched all day for 54-year-old Richard Moseley in Graniteville near Midland Valley Country Club.

The search was on at both the Midland Valley Estates and the Country Club, which surrounds it. Even after searching all day, investigators still believe Moseley could be somewhere on the back nine of the golf course. All of this after a violent morning at the home of his estranged wife at 103 Crossroads Drive.

"Oh God, I just got home from walking the dog and am I glad to be home!" said Patricia Chapman who lives in the neighborhood. She was out walking her dog around 5 o'clock this morning.

"Gee, in this day in age, I'm lucky I didn't run into him," she says.

Investigators says Mark Lacy was out smoking on the porch at 103 Crossroads Drive in Graniteville around 5 this morning, and that's when Moseley came around the porch with a handgun, threatening to kill both Lacy and Moseley's estranged wife Vicky.

Neighbors saw the flashing lights of deputies cars early this morning and thought it was a thunderstorm. But Patricia and her husband Dick found out it was a different type of storm.

"This person they are looking for went right across our property," Dick said.

Investigators say there was a violent fight in the house, involving golf clubs. They say Richard Moseley dropped the handgun during the fight and that Vicky picked it up and ran out of the house to call 911. Eventually, Richard Moseley left the house too and tried to get to his white pickup truck parked at the Clubhouse. But deputies were already there. That's when they say he ran onto the course.

It's a course Moseley knows well. Investigators say he lived with Vicky for more than 10 years. The assistant pro, Tommy Carpenter, tells News 12 there are plenty of places to hide.

"Very thick brush, places where you would need -- you just couldn't just walk through," Carpenter said.

And with the search still on, neighbors are staying inside!

"I think if they don't catch him I won't go walking tomorrow morning," Patricia said.

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  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2009 at 07:34 AM
    heather. that was only third of the reason they caught her before they caught him and we were still locked in side the school. and i live in MVE and when i got home the police were still at the country club.
  • by Angie Location: Maryland on Oct 19, 2007 at 04:27 AM
    This is a man who was hurt by his wife sleeping around on him. Not to justify his actions, but what about adultry. Back in the day a woman would be stoned for committing adultry. Im sure there are children invovled in this mess and my heart goes out to them.
  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Oct 18, 2007 at 08:45 AM

    The lockdown was actually due to a woman from Dearing, Georgia who was arrested in your school's parking lot after a police chase through Aiken.

  • by Margaret Location: Midland Valley on Oct 18, 2007 at 06:32 AM
    I was walking our dog on Midland Drive at Fields Place, 7:00 a.m. when deputies stopped and told me they were chasing a man with a gun and told me to get home. After they checked out my block, Laurel Circle, and safe at home, I immediately alerted neighbors and friends. Stake out was all morning on Laurel Circle. We did not know what was hapening.
  • by a student at leavelle mccampbell middle school Location: warrenville on Oct 17, 2007 at 05:22 PM
    is this the reason why leavelle mccampbell and byrd was on lock down? Me a sudent at leavelle was in 2nd period (science). I was in the main lap when one of my friends yelled ''the cops has their guns out'' so the whole entire class swormed to the windows watching this woman the cops finnaly got her on the ground she was kicking all around the school(leavelle mccampbell) and then about 12 cops surrounded leavelle mccampbell middle school on the passagers side of the womans car was all smashed in including the hood the car was a dark dark green color. thanks for reading
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