A white father and son from Mississippi accused of chasing and shooting at a black FedEx driver while he was delivering packages in January have been hit with new charges.
A grand jury indicted Gregory Case, 58, and his son Brandon, 35, on Friday for attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy and shooting into a vehicle.
Both men were only charged with conspiracy and aggravated assault in the case, sparking accusations of racism throughout the city of Brookhaven, located 55 miles south of Jackson.
FedEx driver D’Monterrio Gibson, 24, fought for nearly 10 months for the two men to be indicted.
“It was an extremely long process to get this far into the case,” Gibson told WLBT-TV. “I feel like most of the time, I was treated like a suspect rather than a victim.”
On Jan. 24, the father and son allegedly accosted Gibson as he was delivering packages for FedEx on their street in Brookhaven. Gibson, wearing a FedEx uniform and driving an unmarked car rented by the company, noticed a white pickup truck approaching.
The truck, being driven by Gregory Case, then began honking and driving more aggressively behind him.
“As I’m leaving the driveway, he starts driving in the grass trying to cut me off. My instincts kick in, I swerve around him, and I start hitting the gas trying to get out of the neighborhood because I don’t know what his intentions are,” Gibson told the Mississippi Free Press earlier this year.
As he drove away, he noticed a person standing in the middle of the street, pointing a gun at him and signaling for him to stop. Gibson said the man, later identified as Brandon Case, fired at him as he drove away, damaging both the vehicle and the packages inside.
The son then got into his father’s pickup truck and the two chased Gibson until he made it onto an interstate highway, firing at the truck multiple times. Gibson was not harmed in the altercation.
Gibson’s attorney, Carlos Moore, compared the incident to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old black man who was running through a Georgia suburb in 2020 when three white men chased him down and fatally shot him.
“I know that Dr. King said, ‘Justice delayed isn’t justice denied,’ but nearly 10 months from the date he was accosted, assaulted, almost killed, we finally have indictments,” Moore said.
The Cases were initially arrested in February and released after paying bonds on lesser charges. They are currently being held on $500,000 bonds.