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Videoed Warr Acres attorney faces spit felony

BY JAY F. MARKS Published: November 4, 2008
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Attorney Lewis B. Moon, whose tirade against Warr Acres police after an alcohol-related arrest was widely viewed on video, was charged Monday with spitting on a police officer, a felony.

Moon, 42, also faces misdemeanor counts of actual physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, impersonating a police officer and resisting arrest. He did not return a message left Monday at his law office. He could face two years in prison if convicted of the felony charge.

Moon was arrested Sept. 12 after Warr Acres police were called to Whataburger, 7820 N McArthur, because a white Cadillac Escalade was going the wrong way at the drive-through, according to court papers. Police quickly concluded Moon, who flashed a badge and claimed to be an Oklahoma County sheriff’s deputy, was intoxicated, officer Scott Schatzer wrote in an affidavit. Moon refused to cooperate with officers and had to be pulled from his vehicle, police said.

Moon cursed at Schatzer, spitting in the officer’s face, the affidavit states.

Moon’s behavior continued once he was locked up at police headquarters. He threatened police with lawsuits and invoked the names of at least two Oklahoma County judges.

Another attorney who was with Moon, David Bedford, was charged in municipal court with public intoxication.

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