An Allentown man faces attempted homicide and kidnapping charges after allegedly trying to drag a woman through a car window and firing shots into the vehicle as she fled a Bethlehem park.
Daniel Charles Fegley, 25, of the 800 block of South Fourth Street, is charged with two counts of attempted murder; four counts of aggravated assault; Attempted kidnapping is a felony; two counts of felon in possession of a firearm; as well as possessing a falsified weapon; Two misdemeanor counts of simple assault; A wrongful act constitutes a negligent accident.
On Saturday at 1:40 p.m., Bethlehem Police responded to a reported shooting at Madison Park, Ontario and Itasca streets. Officers there seized a spent .40 caliber shell casing, police said.
The victims, a pair of girls in their 20s, fled to the city fire station on East Fourth Street and reported the incident to authorities. Police said there was evidence of bullet holes in the back of their black Hyundai Sonata, near the headboard and rear window. Police said the two victims were in the car when the shooting took place.
Police said surveillance footage from the area showed the Hyundai parked outside the park. A man, later identified as Fegeli, approached the passenger side window and attempted to pull the woman from the passenger side window, police said. Fegeli then retrieves a gun from his pocket and chases and shoots the Hyundai as the victims flee.
The victims said in interviews with investigators that they did not know Fegeli. They reported that Fegeli asked the passenger’s victim to go with him to meet another man at a house around the corner. When she refused, Fegally became enraged, police said.
Police said the victims were able to identify Fegely from a social media photo. Police say Fegely’s silver Dodge Ram had an identification sticker matching surveillance video footage and a social media photo. Police say the Ugg-style boots and mask worn in the surveillance footage match the social media photo.
Fegely is prohibited from possessing a firearm and did not have a license to carry a firearm at the time of the incident, according to court documents.
Fegeli was arraigned Monday before District Judge Richard Yetter III, who denied bail for security reasons. Fegeli was then taken to the Northampton County Jail. He is tentatively due back in Central Court in Easton for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Nov. 29.
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