Man accused of leading deputies on chase after allegedly pulling gun on 2 people

Malcolm Luther Lee (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Prison)
Malcolm Luther Lee (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Prison)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of pulling a gun on two people and leading police on a high speed chase faces a few assault charges and many traffic violations.

The East Baton Parish Sheriff's Office reported Malcolm Lee, 34, of Baton Rouge, was arrested Saturday night after crashing into a canal.

According to the probable cause report, one of the victims is Lee's ex-girlfriend. She reportedly told deputies she and Lee used to live together, but had recently split-up and that he had been texting her.

"She advised she didn't take (the texts) seriously until tonight when the accused sent her a text message stating that he was going to come to her residence and kill her sometime tonight," the report stated.

According to the report, a man told deputies the woman had called him and told him about the threats, so he went to meet her. The man reportedly added that the suspect arrived at the home a short time later and threatened to shoot and kill him.

"Victim No. 2 advised the accused pulled a small semi-automatic pistol from his waistband and told him that he wasn't joking and that Victim No. 2 better run, which Victim No. 2 stated he did," the report added.

A deputy reported while he was investigating the incident the suspect drove off in a red Chevrolet truck, heading on Perkins Road toward Siegen Lane. Other deputies were notified and quickly caught up to a truck matching the description, but the driver would not pull over and continued at dangerous speeds.

Deputies reported the driver ran red lights and a stop sign while fleeing. They added the truck hit another vehicle and kept going until crashing into a canal near Stern Avenue. According to the report, the suspect jumped out and tried to run away but was caught.

Lee was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the following charges:

Domestic abuse aggravated assault

Aggravated assault

Aggravated flight from an officer

Resisting an officer with force

Hit and run

Reckless operation

Disregard red light (2 counts)

Disregard stop sign

No driver's license

No tail light

Improper telecommunications

His bond was set at $11,500.

The investigation is ongoing.

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