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Favre’s Sister Released From Louisiana Jail

September 14, 1996

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) _ The sister of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre was released on bond from a Louisiana jail Friday, accused of taking part in a drive-by shooting at a motel.

The arrest of Brandi Favre, 19, comes nearly three months after her brother, the NFL’s most valuable player last season, completed treatment for addiction to painkillers. Last month, their older brother, Scott Favre, was arrested on a felony DUI charge after an accident that killed a friend.

Brandi Favre was arrested this week along with two other University of Southern Mississippi students in connection with a Sept. 3 drive-by shooting at Bob’s My-Way Motel in Slidell, La. No one was injured.

Maj. Freddy Drennan of the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Department said Friday that Brandi Favre ``has not been charged with actually firing the shots.″

She left the scene, but later turned herself in to St. Tammany deputies. She was released on a $25,000 bond.

Drennan said Brandi Favre was arrested on an accessory charge because she was involved in an argument with the motel managers, Richard and Tamara Hemphill. He said she entered the Hemphills’ residence without permission and was in the car with her friends when the shooting occurred.

Charged with firing the shots were Damon Parker and Tiffany Barnett, both 19. They fired a shotgun and pistol into the motel office, Drennan said.

``From what we have learned, all of the subjects knew each other,″ Drennan said.

Parker and Barnett were picked up by Hattiesburg, Miss., police and brought to St. Tammany Parish to face charges. They were each being held Friday on $50,000 bonds.

Brandi Favre has refused to comment on her arrest, referring all questions to her Hattiesburg attorney, Bus Cook, who could not be reached for comment Friday.

Scott Favre also has refused to talk about his arrest in August for drunk driving in Pass Christian, Miss. Blood alcohol tests showed that he was under the influence when he drove in front of a CSX train in July. The accident killed Mark Haverty, 26, a longtime friend of both Scott and Brett Favre.

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