Suspect Charged In “Ramming” Case
A man shot by a Twin Falls police officer after they say he fled during a traffic stop and rammed two police cars, is facing three felony charges. Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, officers say they tried to conduct a traffic stop, but instead of pulling over, the suspect lead police on a short chase. The man has been identified as Lee Randall Fife. Police say turned into a dead-end street, turned his vehicle around, and then charged towards officers, hitting two police cars. While Fife was ramming the police cars, an officer shot him. Fife was transported to St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls where he is in stable condition after undergoing surgery. No officers were injured in the chase. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated. Twin Falls Prosecutor Grant Loebs filed three felony charges against Fife on Wednesday, including eluding a police officer, aggravated assault and aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer. Both of the last two charges come with a deadly weapon enhancement. Fife’s bond has been set at $250,000.