La Crosse, Wis. – (WXOW) – La Crosse authorities are looking for Freeman Cole, currently facing charges of Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide regarding an attack last week at a southside La Crosse storage facility.
According to the criminal complaint, last Tuesday a woman was at the outdoor storage business when Cole approached and first tried to hug her. He suddenly pulled her into the storage unit and closed the door.
The complaint notes that he then strangled her while repeatedly punching her over 10 times in the face and back of the head.
Two workers from a restaurant next door ran over to intervene, Cole fleeing the scene before officers arrived.
Additional charges filed against Cole include strangulation, false imprisonment, battery and theft.
An arrest warrant was issued for Cole. Any information on him or his whereabouts should be reported to La Crosse police or call Crime Stoppers at (608) 784-8477.
Have a story idea? Let us know here
Watch more on WXOW wherever you are
There are plenty of ways to get the latest content from WXOW. You can find us on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and other smart TV platforms so you can watch us anytime! Enjoy livestreaming newscasts or replays of our latest news along with some of our signature content such as the Jefferson Awards plus the latest weather and local sports.
Find WXOW on Roku here or by searching for WXOW in the Roku Channel Store.
Find WXOW for Fire TV here or searching for WXOW in the Amazon App Store.
Add the WXOW app for Apple TV through the Apple App Store.
Use this link to find out more about all the WXOW apps available.