Aspiring rapper extradited to Jennings to face attempted murder charges

Published 5:17 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021

JENNINGS — A Jennings man accused of shooting at people outside a residence in June is now back in Louisiana, where he faces three counts of attempted first-degree murder charges.

Jermey Tavon Freeney, 25, was extradited from Houston to Jennings on Tuesday after being arrested by Houston police in August, according to information released Wednesday by the Jennings Police Department.

Police Chief Danny Semmes said Freeney was arrested Aug. 7 in Houston just before he entered into a club where he was set to perform as a rapper.

“He was an up-and-coming rapper and he posted on Facebook that he was going to be rapping at a club in Houston,” Semmes said.

Freeney was wanted by Jennings police in connection with two separate incidents in June, including one in which authorities say he fired at three people sitting in front of a house, grazing the top of one of their heads.

Freeney allegedly had a firearm in his possession at the time of his arrest in Houston.

Freeney was extradited to Jennings on Tuesday where he was booked into the Jeff Davis Parish Jail on three counts of attempted first-degree murder, domestic abuse battery, resisting an officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal carrying of weapons and illegal discharge of weapons in connection with the local incidents.

Freeney was being sought by local police in connection with a June 6 shooting which occurred near the intersection of Wilbert D. Rochelle and G.C. Chaney. Police said Freeney allegedly approached three people sitting in the front of the residence and fired a gun at them, grazing the top of one of the subject’s head. He fled the scene in a dark-colored black sedan.

Freeney was also allegedly involved in a June 3 domestic incident with his sister in which he fled the scene and dropped several items including a firearm, digital scale and currency.