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Police Seek Attempted Murderer After Incident at La Crosse, WI, Self-Storage Facility

October 12, 2023

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Police Seek Attempted Murderer After Incident at La Crosse, WI, Self-Storage Facility

Police are seeking a man accused of attempting to murder a woman on Oct. 3 at Galaxy Self Storage in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A warrant has been issued for 43-year-old Freeman Cole, according to sources.

The incident at 3402 Fiesta Court happened when Cole asked the victim, whom he knew, for a hug. He then pulled her into the storage unit and closed the door. Cole began hitting and strangling her. The victim told police that she pretended to lose consciousness so her assailant would lower her to the ground. She then screamed for help.

Employees from a nearby KFC fast-food restaurant heard her pleas and rushed to the facility to open the unit door. Cole then fled on foot. Police were unable to locate him, sources reported.

It’s unclear what the relationship is between Cole and the victim, who told police that Cole doesn’t have a permanent residence and stays at various places.

Cole faces charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, strangulation and suffocation, and false imprisonment.

Locally owned and operated, Galaxy Self Storage has seven facilities in Holmen, La Crosse and Onalaska, Wisconsin.

Source: News 8000, Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Accused of Attempted Homicide on La Crosse's South Side

 

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