Office of the State Attorney
October 8, 2021
State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces the return by a Nassau County grand jury today of an indictment charging Patrick McDowell with First-Degree Murder in the killing of Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joshua Moyers.
McDowell (S.A. No. 21CF048946AN) is also charged with one count of Injuring or Killing a Police Dog and eight counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.
The State intends to seek the death penalty.
McDowell will be arraigned on these charges Oct. 21, 2021.