OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - Opelika police have arrested a man who pulled a knife on them while attempting to speak with him about allegedly throwing large rocks at cars on the interstate.
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on May 20, Opelika police received several calls about a man throwing rocks on I-85 near exit 66. At least one rock shattered the windshield of a passing 18-wheeler.
Police located the suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Gregory Lee McDonald. When police contacted him, McDonald pulled a knife on the officers. McDonald was subsequently taken into custody without further incident.
He is charged with one count of throwing or shooting a deadly or dangerous missile into an occupied vehicle and one count of menacing against the police officer.
He is currently being held in the Lee County Jail.