Cedartown, GA – A woman wanted by police in connection with a brutal beating that was streamed on Instagram Live on Halloween was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a standoff in a residential area.
Police had been searching for 28-year-old Daniellie Moose due to charges of tampering with evidence, terroristic threats and acts, false imprisonment, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault, since she allegedly fled the scene of the Oct. 31 assault in Riverdale.
The violent live footage showed a bloodied, beaten woman crying as multiple people struck her and yelled at her, WAGA reported.
The woman’s clothes were tattered and she was partially naked.
Investigators said Moose, one of the suspects in the attack, fled the home on foot when police arrived.
The U.S. Marshals Service, Floyd County SWAT Team, Cedartown Police Department, Clayton County Police Department (CCPD), Polk County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies tracked Moose to a residence near MLK Jr. Boulevard and Rock Street in Cedartown on Tuesday morning, Polk Today reported.
Moose refused to surrender, resulting in a lengthy standoff, according to the news outlet.
Police deployed gas multiple times in an attempt to subdue the violent suspect, Polk Today reported.
Moose was ultimately apprehended later in the afternoon.
“Daniellie Moose has been on the run until today, November 16,” the CCPD confirmed in a Facebook post. “Multiple agencies collaborated to bring her into custody.”
During the course of their investigation, CCPD detectives learned that another suspect, Jasmine Heard, was also “directly involved” in the Oct. 31 attack, the department noted.
Heard then allegedly assisted Moose in her escape from police.
Heard was arrested Tuesday on charges of harboring a fugitive, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, false imprisonment, and terroristic threat, the CCPD said.
The investigation into the brutal assault began after horrified viewers recorded snippets of the livestreamed attack and sent them to the CCPD.
Officers responded to the 1300-block of Heather Circle at approximately 1 p.m. after learning of the “social media outcry for help,” according to a video briefing released by the department.
Police arrived at the residence and spoke with a female, who claimed no one was inside the home, the CCPD said.
“During the conversation, one of the many complainants arrived at the scene and provided video footage that clearly indicated there were multiple subjects inside the residence,” the department noted. “Due to the exigent circumstances, officers made entry into the home and performed a protective sweep of the residence.”
They ultimately located the battered female victim behind a locked door, according to the CCPD.
The victim suffered multiple injuries, but none were believed to be life threatening.
She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
“We were able to get her medical attention quickly, thanks to the public,” CCPD Major Anthony Thuman told WAGA.
Police arrested four individuals on Oct. 31 in connection with the brutal assault, but Moose managed to escape.
The individuals arrested at the scene were identified by police as 28-year-old Tynisha Blyther, 37-year-old Courtney Fisher, 21-year-old K’ayla Smith, and 19-year-old Quntavious Grover, according to the CCPD.
They have all been charged with tampering with evidence, terroristic threats and acts, false imprisonment, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault.
The assault allegedly occurred after the group accused the woman of stealing, leading to an argument.
Investigators said the victim is not facing any charges in connection with her roommates’ allegations, WAGA reported.
She is expected to survive, but has a long road to recovery, police said.