Man injured after altercation

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

LaGrange Police are investigating a report of an aggravated battery that allegedly happened Sunday around 1 a.m. in the 900 block of South Parkway.

Detectives said they were called to West Georgia Medical Center Monday evening where the victim was being treated for fractures to the right eye and nose.

The victim told detectives he got into an altercation and was assaulted.

No further information was available at press time.

Anyone with information in this incident is asked to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Drug Arrest

LaGrange Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit arrested one man Friday night after they intercepted him allegedly traveling to sell drugs.

According to Sgt. Mark Cavender, head of SIU, the team received information that a man, identified as Rustin Freeman, 37, would be driving in a particular truck going down Swift Street around 10:50 p.m. to sell a quantity of methamphetamine.

“We sat there and waited on vehicle to approach. We stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver and passenger,” stated Cavender. “Freeman was the passenger. We smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the truck.”

Cavender said just as they pulled the truck over, investigators observed Freeman stuffing something in the passenger seat of truck.

When the team went back to search the vehicle, they found less than a ounce of suspected marijuana and 3.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine. When investigators searched Freeman, they allegedly discovered a glass container with 20 prescription Xanax bars -—whole one milligram pills and pieces of pills, Cavender stated.

Freeman was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of a schedule-4 controlled substance with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana.

Cavender said the driver was not arrested and released at the scene.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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