Sherman Freeman

A Cameron man reportedly had a plastic bottle with PCP in his sock and a small semi-automatic pistol underneath his driver’s seat when he was stopped by the Temple Police Department in January 2016.

Sherman Tate Freeman, 39, was in the Bell County Jail on Tuesday, held in lieu of $75,000 bail. He was charged with the possession of a Penalty Group 1 substance more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony.

A Temple Police officer on Jan. 2, 2016, saw a vehicle driving in the 400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard with a headlight out. The officer turned around, caught up to the vehicle and made a traffic stop. The officer explained why he stopped the vehicle and showed the driver, identified as Freeman, the defective headlight.

The officer asked to search Freeman, and Freeman said it was OK. The officer found the bottle with a yellowish liquid in Freeman’s right sock.

Freeman was arrested for possessing the PCP. The officers found a Ruger LC9 9mm under the driver’s seat, a violation since Freeman has been a convicted felon since January 2014.

Bell County Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield issued the arrest warrant on Jan. 3, 2016.