Man charged with illegal possession of firearm, cocaine evades police

A fight erupted Monday morning at Billy’s Zodiac Club on Dixie Boulevard and one person was reportedly armed with a handgun.
The Odessa Police Department was called about a large crowd physically fighting at Billy’s Zodiac Club at about 1:42 a.m. Monday. Upon arrival, officers stopped 39-year old Raymond Freeman, who was inside a vehicle.
Freeman began running toward a cemetery while officers were speaking with another person, an OPD news release stated.
Freeman was detained on the north side of the cemetery and reportedly had a handgun and 4.3 grams of cocaine in his possession.
Computer checks on Freeman revealed that he has five prior felony convictions as well as a 2003 evading conviction in Ector County.
Freeman was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony, unlawful carrying of a weapon on a premise that sells alcoholic beverages, a third-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, and evading arrest and detention with a previous conviction, a state jail felony.
He has four bonds totaling $107,500 and remains in custody as of Monday afternoon, jail records show.