Man who stole SUV with baby, has history of federal charges

ABC 36 is learning more about Sidney Fee Junior, who stole a SUV with a baby in the backseat then led law enforcement on a multi-county manhunt before taking his own life.

Fee’s criminal history includes federal charges.

Troopers say the terrifying moments started at the Pilot gas station off Cherry Blossom Way in Georgetown when a teenager was pumping gas.

His mom had gone inside and his eight-month-old baby sister was in the backseat.

Troopers say Fee, 35, stole the SUV and took off down I-75 through Fayette County and into Madison County. He eventually crashed in Richmond.

The baby was ok but Fee ran into the woods and took his own life.

“The way this ended, there really isn’t anyone to prosecute at this point,” said Capt. Jearl Porter with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s basically just going to be, maybe trying to find out like the question you asked: why this may have happened.”

Sources say Fee had recently been in a Georgetown drug rehab facility.

The coroner is still waiting on toxicology reports from the autopsy.

Fee did not have any court records in Scott, Madison or Fayette Counties. He was not known to local law enforcement.

Fee was federally charged for selling stolen guns 2006. According to his plea agreement with the U.S. District Court, in 2005 he stole five firearms from a home in London, Ky. then sold them to a trading post and gun shop. The agreement says a fifth gun was never recovered. It says he also took a pistol from his parents and pawned it. The agreement says all of this happened while Fee was convicted of criminal mischief and possession of a forged instrument in Laurel County Circuit Court.

“As they get looking more into his background and that type of thing they may come up with something that may have been an indicator as to what led to this,” said Capt. Porter. “Other than that at this point, we really don’t know.”

The coroner says toxicology reports could take weeks.

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