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Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 5:18 pm

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.

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