Macon police officer attacked during arrest

A Macon police officer was attacked during an arrest last Thursday, according to a police report released Monday.

The officer stopped at 1037 Chatham St. after observing a red truck with metal in its bed parked in front of the house, according to the report.

He approached a man, later identified as Freddie Marshall, and asked him to put his hands behind his back.

Marshall resisted, and the officer forced him to the ground. Marshall was then able to get on top of the officer and began to choke him, according to the report.

During the struggle, Marshall picked up the officer’s baton from the ground, and the officer said he felt something strike his left shoulder.

The officer said he saw Marshall holding the baton above his head as if preparing to strike him.

After the officer pulled his weapon, Marshall released the baton and was taken into custody.