On December 6, 2019 at 1247, Upper Gwynedd Police officers were dispatched to a report of domestic disturbance. Investigation determined that Matthew Moss had shown up to the victim's house unannounced, assaulted the female resident and tried to take one of their children and leave the residence. At this time, the victim’s father arrived home and attempted to intervene. Moss attempted to choke the male victim and threatened them both. Moss then fled the residence.
On December 14, 2019 at 1445, Upper Gwynedd Police officers were again dispatched for a domestic disturbance. It was reported that Matthew Moss was knocking at the door of the victim in the previous incident. When police arrived, Moss had already fled the scene. Officers were given a vehicle description, direction of travel and began to search the area. Officers located Moss’ vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Moss failed to stop and drove off at a high rate of speed, passing numerous cars. Due to the dangerous nature of the situation, the pursuit was terminated.
On January 24, 2020, Moss was apprehended by PA State Police Bloomsburg following a traffic stop. He was remanded to Columbia County Prison where he was video arraigned on both sets of charges by Judge Leonard. For the December 6th incident, he was charged with Strangulation, Criminal Trespassing, Simple Assault, Simple Assault-Attempt by Menace, Terroristic Threats, and Harassment. Bail was set at $50,000 cash. For the December 14th incident, he was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer and Reckless Driving. Bail for these charges was set at $10,000 cash.