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Bay St. Louis tow company owner tells horrifying story

Moss has scrapes and bruises all over the right side of his body. His right arm was broken, and he required a metal plate and surgery before he was released from the hospital. (Photo source: WLOX) Moss has scrapes and bruises all over the right side of his body. His right arm was broken, and he required a metal plate and surgery before he was released from the hospital. (Photo source: WLOX)
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

Bennis Moss, owner of Moss Towing, says he was dragged more than 40 feet before he was thrown off the car and left lying in the middle of the street. Police say they are investigating several leads in the case, but so far, no arrest has been made.

It was around 1 a.m. Sunday when Moss and his wife had come home after a night at a local casino. The couple was only inside the house for about 10 minutes when they heard a car pull up to their driveway.

Moss says he opened the blinds but could only see the tail lights of the car from his window.

"I decided to go out there and look," said Moss.

He says he approached the car from the passenger side. The car window was down, so he leaned into it.

"I just kind of asked can I help him, I don't recall exactly. About that time, he stomped the gas to take off. He never said anything, and when he did, I kind of got hung in the car, and he drug me down the road. I remember yelling for him to stop, because I was being drug, and he just didn't stop," Moss explained.

Moss has scrapes and bruises all over the right side of his body. His right arm was broken, and he required a metal plate and surgery before he was released from the hospital.

Moss describes the driver as a white male in his mid-20s with a medium build, dark hair and a full beard. He was driving a dark grey car.

"It was an import, either a Camry, Accord or Altima. I'm leaning more toward Altima, but it was dark grey with aluminum wheels or hubcaps like a 12 slot wheel," said Moss.

Police aren't sure if the suspect was there to burglarize the home or attempting to retrieve keys to get to a vehicle Moss had towed in the past.

"We do have a couple of high profile vehicles which made the news. There was a high speed chase and drug busts. We have a couple of those types vehicles, but no one has called or made a threat that they were wanting their vehicle and was going to get it back," said Moss.

Moss tows all of his vehicles to his tow yard on Highway 603, not far from Interstate 10. His home is more than 10 miles from that location.

"It's really hard to say without knowing what the motive was," said Moss.

He says surveillance cameras will greet the next criminal that steps on his property.

Moss is a well-known businessman in Hancock County. He's President of the South Mississippi Youth Football Association and heads up the Bay-Waveland Tigers Football Association.

He's got a lot of parents looking out for the suspect and the car he was driving along with the police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Bay St. Louis Police Department at 228- 467-9222.

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