MPD finds suspect hiding underneath bed
By: ELIZABETH WEST
The Mamou Police Department’s two month long search for wanted man Market Freeman came to an end on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
The MPD began searching for Freeman after the 31-year-old man fled from an officer during a routine traffic stop that occurred on January 8, 2017.
According to the MPD, they received “a tip from a reliable source” stating that Freeman was staying at an appartment in Mamou.
When officers visited the residence, a female answered the door and proceeded to let the officers into the appartment to search.
In the course of their search, officers located Freeman “hiding under a bed in the appartment.”
When Freeman fled from the routine traffic stop in January, an inventory of his car was taken to ensure that their no valuables in the vehicle.
Upon that search, officers found what appeared to be marijuana, crack cocaine, tremadal pills and a white powdery substance suspected to be powder cocaine. A handgun was also located inside the vehicle.
According to the MPD, at the time of the traffic stop “there was a child in the car.” Following the incident, the child was released to family members.
The Mamou man has been charged with switched license plate, no child restraint, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of crack cocain and powder cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal carrying of a weapon.
Freeman was transported to the parish jail and his bond has been set at $52,500.00.