Eugene Freeman

Freeman, Eugene Jesse

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Violate Family Violence Order

Officer’s Narrative:
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I, Ptl. N. Richardson responded in normal patrol mode to [500 BLOCK] Baldwin Dr., in reference to a contact person. Upon arrival, I made contact with white female [VICTIM #1].

[VICTIM #1] stated that on today 08/17/2022, [VICTIM #1] stated that her husband white male Eugene Freeman was served with a restraining order by a Lee County Sherri’s Deputy Butch Mathis. [VICTIM #1] stated that after Eugene was served with the restraining order, he contacted her via telephone twice but she did not answer. [VICTIM #1] stated that Eugene then texted her and stated “I won’t bother you anymore. I hope you reconsider before we go to court in September”. [VICTIM #1] stated that she did not respond to the text message and blocked the number. [VICTIM #1] then stated that Eugene has a violent past and that he owns multiple guns. [VICTIM #1] then proceeded to show me the restraining order.

In the restraining order, I observed that Eugene was not to have contact of any form with [VICTIM #1]. The restraining order was collected and will be placed into evidence locker #02.

I then went to 153 N. Slappey Blvd. (Quick Cash title pawn) and made contact with white male Eugene Freeman. I asked Eugene if he was served with a restraining order, to which he stated he was. Eugene stated that he called [VICTIM #1] twice but she did not answer. Eugene stated that he then texted her, but when she did not respond, he then called his lawyer who told him that he was not supposed to contact her at all. Eugene stated that he has not contacted her since. Eugene was informed that he is not to contact [VICTIM #1] for any reason, to which Eugene stated that he understood. Eugene did not provide a witness statement.

I then made contact with Eugene again in reference to the incident. I asked Eugene on what time he called his lawyer to which he stated 0935 Hrs. I then asked Eugene to show me his call history, to which Eugene stated that he called his lawyer from the work phone. I then made contact with Col. Butch Mathis with the Lee County Sherriff’s office to speak to the officer who issued the restraining order. Mathis stated that Lt. Rusty Smith issued the order to Eugene. I then made contact with Lt. Rusty Smith. I asked Smith if he informed Eugene that he was to have no contact with [VICTIM #1] of any kind, to which Smith stated that he did. Smith then stated that he had never seen a NI SI order written in the form that it was written. Smith did not provide a witness statement.

After further investigations, it was determined that Eugene was issued the restraining order by Lt. Rusty Smith and that Smith informed Eugene to not have any contact with [VICTIM #1], to which Eugene violated by contacting [VICTIM #1]. Eugene was then placed into double-locked handcuffs, searched incident to arrest, and placed into the rear of my patrol vehicle (18-221). Eugene was then transported to the Dougherty County Jail where he was then turned over to the intake officers. After turning Eugene over to the intake officers, I checked the rear of my patrol vehicle for any illegal contraband, but was met with negative results.

While on scene, I did not observe any superficial/physical marks to Eugene and [VICTIM #1]. This case is domestic in nature due to [VICTIM #1] and Eugene being married. A warrant (22-011542-01APD) will be prepared for Eugene for Violation of family protection order.

This case is active.

[End of Narrative]