BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The two men in a car that allegedly sped toward police officers during a car chase after an attempted traffic stop more than a week ago have now been charged in the incident.
The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Thomas Fefee, 24, of Denham Springs, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder (5 counts), flight from an officer, felon in possession of a firearm and simple criminal damage to property. His brother, Justin Fefee is charged with felon in possession of a firearm. His mugshot was not available.
According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, both men were booked Monday. They were both booked on the gun possession charge, while Thomas Fefee was also charged with flight. Both men were released Tuesday after posting bond. Bond for Thomas Fefee was $10,000, while his brother's was $15,000. Police said Thomas Fefee was arrested again Wednesday on the additional charges of attempted murder and damage to property. No bond was set and he remains jailed.
Thomas Fefee is accused of trying to hit five officers with the 2006 Mercedes E350 he was driving. His brother was in the car with him. It happened in the parking lot of the Acadian Village Shopping Center on March 2 after he refused to pull over for an officer with the Department of Public Safety and officers with BRPD responded to assist.
Investigators said the officers fired several shots at the car, hitting both men. They were taken to the hospital, but their injuries were not considered life-threatening and they were later released following treatment for their wounds. None of the officers were injured.
Investigators reported loaded guns were found in the car. The officers who fired at the car were placed on paid leave per department policy.
Prison records showed the incident happened the day after Justin Fefee was released from jail. He served about a month in the parish prison on several drug possession charges.