Man Involved In Gun Battle On Fagan Street Now Facing Federal Charges; Several Others Arraigned

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A man who was involved in a gun battle on Fagan Street in March is now facing federal charges.

Lawande Haggard, 24, appeared before Federal Magistrate Court Judge Bill Carter on Thursday morning.

He is charged with being involved in a conspiracy to sell large amounts of crack cocaine.

There are specific charges of sales of crack cocaine on March 2, March 27 and March 29.

Prosecutor Jay Woods said Haggard is facing up to 20 years in prison on one charge and up to 40 years on another.

Haggard and Jennings were trading shots from a rental car with people on the street. Haggard was shot in the leg and Jennings, 25, was shot in the face and killed.

Also arraigned along with Haggard on similar cocaine charges was Michael Evans, 34.

Others arraigned Thursday included Quantez Davis (selling cocaine), Cedric Paige (charged along with Edward Lopez Jackson with being a felon in possession of a firearm), Cortez Alford (felon in possession of a firearm), Jermain Shepheard (felon in possession of ammunition) and Joshua "J Money" Ausberry (felon in possession of a firearm).

Alfred "Ookie" Wells is charged with being a felon in possession of weapons and ammunition and of selling cocaine and marijuana out of 2103B Laura St., Chattanooga.

Federal prosecutors have set a press conference on Friday to discuss a recent roundup of gang members.

 


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