BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of hitting a sheriff's deputy with his car in September is set to appear in court today for his arraignment.
Investigators say 21-year-old Eddie Isadore tried to back out over an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy during an undercover drug bust. The vehicle Isadore was driving hit the deputy in the knees. Isadore has been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, resisting an officer, aggravated damage to property and flight from an officer.
When Isadore was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, a bond was set. However, Judge Trudy White placed a temporary hold on him that will prevent him from being able to bond out.
This was Isadore's third arrest in just over a year.
The first arrest happened in May 2014. He was charged with three counts of possession with the intent to distribute (marijuana, heroin, and Hydrocodone).
The second arrest happened in April 2015, and Isadore was formally charged with 6 counts of principal to attempted murder.
Although Isadore is not believed to be the gunman, he is accused of participating in a drive-by shooting that happened on Scenic Hwy. Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department believe the gunman fired multiple rounds at a vehicle that was occupied by four people, which caused the car to crash.
No one was seriously injured during the shooting or the crash.
Isadore has hired New Orleans-based attorney Jason Williams to represent him on the attempted murder charges. Williams is best known for representing Torrence Hatch, aka Lil Boosie.