Many Police Officer Matt Cook and Officer Evan Eddington were in the right place at the right time shortly after midnight when a woman approached Officer Cook outside the back of a local convenience store.
The woman said she was driving from Alexandria to Lufkin Texas when her boyfriend became physically abusive, took her cell phone and said he was going to wire her mouth shut, torture her and set her on fire.
She convinced him to let her pull into a Many convenience store and then walked out the back door of the building after she saw a police officer in the back parking lot.
When officers approached her vehicle parked in front of the store, the man had fled. A search was conducted in the area by Many Police and Sabine Sheriff’s office and Eliezer Rodriquez was found on the roof of a local business by Officer Eddington.
He was arrested and charged with false imprisonment, battery on a dating partner and flight from a police officer. Rodriquez has a lengthy criminal history of aggravated assault on police officer, burglary and drug charges in other states. He is currently in custody at the Sabine Parish Detention Center.
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