Opelika Man Arrested for Throwing Rocks at Vehicles on Interstate 85

On 05/20/2020 at approximately 7:00 AM, Opelika Police received numerous complaints of someone throwing large rocks at cars traveling north on Interstate 85 near exit 66. At least one of the rocks shattered the windshield of a passing 18-wheeler. Police were able to locate the suspect along the side of the interstate. When police contacted the suspect, he pulled a knife on the officer. The officer was able to take the suspect into custody without further incident or injury. The suspect was identified by the victim and subsequently arrested for one felony count of Throwing or Shooting a Deadly or Dangerous Missile into an Occupied Vehicle. The suspect is identified as Gregory Lee McDonald, 39 yoa from Opelika, AL. McDonald was also charged with Menacing against the police officer. McDonald was transported to and booked into the Lee County Jail.

Gregory Lee McDonald (Credit: Opelika Police Department)

Gregory Lee McDonald (Credit: Opelika Police Department)

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