24-year-old Jacob Higgins faces a long list of charges, including attempted murder, after allegedly running over two men outside the west-side Show Me's Restaurant in September.
Investigators say a fight started and witnesses claim a group of men started to throw rocks at Higgins' car. Higgins friends and family had a cookout Sunday to raise money for his defense.
Investigators from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department believe it was not a justifiable use of force and say Higgins ran the men over on purpose.
Higgins' supporters want the attempted murder charge dropped.