Love triangle leads to injury hit-and-run in Ceres

Ramsey Moore
Ramsey Moore

Ceres police are looking for a man they say intentionally hit a pedestrian with his car over a dispute about a woman they're both dating.

The 28-year-old victim was crossing Pine Street at Harold Avenue when a gray Toyota Avalon accelerated toward him, according to Ceres Police Sgt. Greg Yotsuya. The incident occurred Saturday.

The victim tried to run away but the Toyota hit him from behind, knocking him to the ground. He suffered moderate injuries, including abrasions and contusions to his head, arm and legs, according to Yotsuya.

The victim identified the driver as Ramsey Moore and said the Toyota belongs to Moore's grandfather.

The victim told police Moore had been "seeing" his girlfriend and that the two of them had confronted each other about the situation the night before, Yotsuya said.

Moore, a 29-year-old Modesto resident, is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon.

Anyone with information about Moore's whereabouts or about the case is asked to contact Detective Bryan Ferreira at 209-538-5616.