Alexandria Man Charged With Second Degree Murder For Attempted Drowning
When officers arrived on scene, they found the bathtub faucet still running and the tub had overflowed, flooding part of the house. The suspect had left the scene prior to officers’ arrival in a black SUV. While they were on scene, however, the black SUV returned to the area and officers initiated a traffic stop. A woman was found driving the vehicle, and was asked if the suspect was inside. The woman said several times that the suspect was not, however, when officers looked through the window, they could see him lying down on the back seat. The suspect was removed from the car and placed in custody.
The male suspect, identified as Michael Freeman, 24, of Alexandria, was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder. The female driver who attempted to conceal Freeman within the vehicle was identified as Yolanda Franklin, 30, of Alexandria, and was charged with Obstruction of Justice. Both were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.